NURTURE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of NURTURE
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nurture
 v.  nourish; help grow or develop; foster
Classic Sentence:
1  Here was her armour, here her chariot; even now, if fate permit, the goddess strives to nurture it for queen of the nations.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
2  Nay, Romulus likewise, seed of Mavors, shall join his grandsire's company, from his mother Ilia's nurture and Assaracus' blood.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
3  Here four of Sulmo's children, as many more of Ufens' nurture, are taken by him alive to slaughter in sacrifice to the shade below, and slake the flames of the pyre with captive blood.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
4  Thus I made the second discovery on that first occasion, that the nurture of the little Pockets consisted of alternately tumbling up and lying down.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
5  That's what all our delicately nurtured and pure-minded Southern ladies think.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
6  Under Morpeth's guidance her vivid plastic sense, hitherto nurtured on no higher food than dress-making and upholstery, found eager expression in the disposal of draperies, the study of attitudes, the shifting of lights and shadows.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
7  In one word, Queequeg, said I, rather digressively; hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling; and since then perpetuated through the hereditary dyspepsias nurtured by Ramadans.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
8  Thus, gentlemen, though an inlander, Steelkilt was wild-ocean born, and wild-ocean nurtured; as much of an audacious mariner as any.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
Example Sentence:
1  Parents want to know the best way to nurture and raise their child to adulthood.
2  The study seems to show that nurture is more important than nature in shaping a child's character and future prospects.
3  It's important to nurture a good working relationship.
4  She wants to stay at home and nurture her children.
5  The Head Start program attempts to nurture pre-kindergarten children so that they will do well when they enter public school.
6  Most vegetables we buy in winter are nurtured in the greenhouse.
7  They were seeking evidence that might bolster a conspiracy theory long nurtured by President Trump.
8  This need for self-esteem can be carefully nurtured so that the horse will want to perform to boost its own ego even further.