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  • verbswathe
  • verbwrap

synonyms for swaddling

  • clothe
  • sheathe
  • bundle
  • cover
  • enwrap
  • wrap

antonyms for swaddling

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  • uncover
  • unwrap
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How to use swaddling in a sentence

I reached for the things—swaddling clothes I called them—and Severnius helped me to array myself in them.
UNVEILING A PARALLELALICE ILGENFRITZ JONES AND ELLA MARCHANT
When opened for the purpose of grasping the sugar, the body, which is hollow, discloses the image of a baby in swaddling clothes.
CURIOUS CHURCH CUSTOMSVARIOUS
Otherwise, he is reduced to a state of mental infancy, and kept in intellectual swaddling clothes.
WHEN THE HOLY GHOST IS COMES. L. BRENGLE
The new life of science was feeble at first, and remained long in its swaddling clothes.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JULY 1899VARIOUS
I have yet to hear of the birth of this infant navy, for which we have not yet begun to make swaddling clothes.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
I used to peek through under to see the little one in the straw, and wonder what things swaddling clothes were.
BLACK ROCKRALPH CONNOR
But they are hampered by their mental swaddling-clothes, in which they have been wrapped up in school-days.
QUIET TALKS WITH WORLD WINNERSS. D. GORDON
How "a bird's swaddling clothes and his first full-dress are cut from the same piece," the very words of the book.
THE ADVENTURES OF A GRAIN OF DUSTHALLAM HAWKSWORTH
In this state it resembles a mummy enveloped in bandages, or a child in its swaddling clothes.
THE INSECT WORLDLOUIS FIGUIER
Remember, dear lady, that Democracy is a babe not yet out of swaddling clothes.
THE FALL OF A NATIONTHOMAS DIXON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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