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  • n  fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
  • v  come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
    The dress clings to her body
  • v  to remain emotionally or intellectually attached
    He clings to the idea that she might still love him.
  • v  hold on tightly or tenaciously

  • Scientists are trying to figure out why even the skeptics among us cling to lucky numbers, special game-day clothing and other odd rituals.
  • Yeah, he used the word clingwhich he then explained in a way that is plausible to me, particularly since, in a time of family crisis, I did cling to my faith.
  • One reason justices are able to cling to power is that they have made their jobs relatively easy.
News & Articles

  • Sagittarius
    It is important that you give loved ones space to be themselves today, because if you restrict their freedom they may rebel. Do you fear losing them? That's more likely to happen if you cling too tightly...
    June 13, 2013 - New York Post
  • Video: These noctilucent clouds get an early start
    Every summer, something strange and wonderful happens high above the north pole. Ice crystals begin to cling to the smoky remains of meteors, forming electric-blue clouds with tendrils that ripple hypnotically against the sunset sky. read more        
    June 11, 2013 - TG Daily
  • Archive Dec. 17, 1995: Joel's story
    Seeing Joel Sonnenberg for the first time isn't easy. Many turn their heads. Others gasp and walk away. Children may cry and cling to mothers. But mostly, people stare. They stare until they can process the sight in their minds, make sense of what's before them.
    June 11, 2013 - Asheville Citizen-Times

  • Barack Obama in Voice of America
    To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist,Mandela said.

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