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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of mother.
- adj. Thick, like mother (film or membrane on fermented liquids); viscid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Thick, like mother; viscid.
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Unlike men, who continue to be "mothered" -- by their wives, secretaries -- women are expected to relinquish that and provide it for others. "
With a sister some 13 years older than he was, Leo was "mothered" by the two women in his family as he grew up.
I carried him indoors, and "mothered" the little helpless thing as well as I could, by feeding him with hard-boiled yolk of egg mixed with brown bread and water.
Every baby should be "mothered" more and mauled less.
A good relative 'mothered' the books for him in his absence.
The women "mothered" him, setting his belongings to rights at stated intervals, for he was not conspicuous for orderliness.
After his birth Anne had been very ill for a long time, and Susan "mothered" the baby with a passionate tenderness which none of the other children, dear as they were to her, had ever called out.
After many days of responsibility it was good to be "mothered" a little.
"I'm _not going_ to be 'mothered' by her," proclaimed Peggy with energy.
Mrs. Ramsay 'mothered' Clive, feeling it was some return for the kindness which Uncle David had shown to her own girls.
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