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Definition of Cling

Cling

  1. To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast, especially by twining round or embracing; as, the tendril of a vine clings to its support; -- usually followed by to or together.
  2. To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.
  3. To make to dry up or wither.
  4. Adherence; attachment; devotion.

Cling Quotations

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
James A. Baldwin

It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Barack Obama

We are doomed to cling to a life even while we find it unendurable.
William James

Fear is the great enemy of intimacy. Fear makes us run away from each other or cling to each other but does not create true intimacy.
Henri Nouwen

When we have nothing to cling to as our own and cease thinking of ourselves as people who must defend privileges, we can open ourselves freely to others with the faithful expectation that our strength will manifest itself in our shared weakness.
Henri Nouwen
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Cling Translations

cling in German is anschmiegen, klammern
cling in Spanish is agarrarse

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