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 v.  hold fast or adhere to something; stick together and resist separation; remain emotionally
Classic Sentence: (84 in 6 pages)
1  An ageless dignity, a timeless gallantry still clung about them and would cling until they died but they would carry undying bitterness to their graves, a bitterness too deep for words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  His hands felt so warm and strong, so comforting to cling to.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVII
3  These, for the moment, took the unpleasant form of continuing to cling to her hosts after their return from Alaska.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
4  How the wild winds blow it; they whip it about me as the torn shreds of split sails lash the tossed ship they cling to.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
5  Marija was one of those hungry souls who cling with desperation to the skirts of the retreating muse.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
6  An honest Delaware now, being fairly vanquished, would have lain still, and been knocked on the head, but these knavish Maquas cling to life like so many cats-o'-the-mountain.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 12
7  They are in our homes; they are the associates of our children, and they form their minds faster than we can; for they are a race that children always will cling to and assimilate with.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
8  From these rocks that I had the good luck to cling to while our captain and the rest of the crew were all lost.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
9  The aperture was already sufficiently large for him to enter, but by waiting, he could still cling to hope, and retard the certainty of deception.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
10  I was taken to Versailles; for three months I struggled with death; at last, as I seemed to cling to life, I was ordered to the South.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
11  And without listening to Villefort he arose, and followed Valentine, who was running down-stairs with the joy of a shipwrecked mariner who finds a rock to cling to.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 74. The Villefort Family Vault.
12  Half a score of steps still cling to the wall; on the first is cut the figure of a trident.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
13  Like all children, who resemble young shoots of the vine, which cling to everything, she had tried to love; she had not succeeded.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
14  The moisture of the stones, and the viscous nature of the timber framework furnished but poor supports to which to cling, either for hand or foot.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
15  They cling to the seats, to the rumble, on the cheeks of the hood, on the shafts.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, 1833
Example Sentence:
1  Boys cling to the rope to keep from falling.
2  Through it all, he tries to cling to a trembling grip on reality, as love and pain coalesce into a shocking.
3  You can't cling to the past, because no matter how tightly you hold on, it's already gone.
4  I still cling to the hope that he's alive.
5  The climbers were clinging to a ledge hundreds of feet above the sea.
6  We discerned the figure of a man clinging to the mast of the wrecked ship.
7  Some of the hairpin bends had Ruth clinging to her seat.
8  He is of a clinging sort.
9  The birds with draggled feathers, the animals with their fur clinging close to them, and all dripping wet, cross, and uncomfortable.
10  "That's how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron."