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  • verb Present participle of cherish.


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  • But you were far away; your delighted soul was absorbed in cherishing the plant of human liberty, which has since blossomed with independent splendour over your happy provinces.

    Memoirs of Mary Robinson Mary Elizabeth Robinson 1895

  • Nevertheless, there was great satisfaction in cherishing the little waif, for she learned more than she could teach and felt a sense of responsibility which was excellent ballast for her enthusiastic nature.

    Rose in Bloom 1876

  • As Isa 42: 2 described His unturbulent spirit towards His violent enemies (Mt 12: 14-16), and His utter freedom from love of notoriety, so Isa 42: 3, His tenderness in cherishing the first spark of grace in the penitent (Isa 40: 11). reed -- fragile: easily "shaken with the wind" (Mt 11: 7).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible 1871

  • He 's altogether too fine and wise and enlightened to think that a man should spend his days in cherishing a woman merely because he went through the form of marriage with her in church.

    Oldtown Folks 1869

  • But if it shall be otherwise -- if they stubbornly, sullenly persist in cherishing and manifesting the spirit of treason, making their motto to read, Bound, but not broken, then let the severities of immutable justice be meted out to them: let them die the death.

    A Discourse on the Death of Abraham Lincoln 1865

  • [Page 23] able conversation, in cherishing a literary taste, and in imparting, without labor or cost of time, a great mass of information: – and the choice of books was always made with a view to the pleasure and advantage of the younger members of the family.

    Memoirs, Correspondence and Poetical Remains of Jane Taylor 1832

  • I can recall cherishing school as a youngster, frolicking around the lower-level classrooms at Ben Franklin Elementary School, cutting out those little construction paper handprint turkeys with aplomb and reciting more letters and numbers than a bingo caller.

    Tonawanda News Homepage 2010

  • The word 'cherishing' implies a softness of which they are not guilty.

    Yet Again Max Beerbohm 1914

  • What kind of cherishing had he bestowed upon her during her illness?

    A Peep Behind the Scenes O. F. Walton 1894

  • What kind of cherishing had he shown her when he had compelled her, almost fainting, to take her part in the play?

    A Peep Behind the Scenes O. F. Walton 1894


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