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  • noun Plural form of cling.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cling.

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Examples

  • Britain clings to its Empire for the plunder it provides (13: 153); economically, it cannot afford to go on doing so (17: 340).

    Orwell’s BBC Broadcasts: Colonial Discourse and the Rhetoric of Propaganda

  • His name clings to the little harbour near Cape Sable, where he built his post of Lomeron, and antiquaries now alone fight over the site of the more famous fort at the mouth of the St. John, where a large and enterprising city has grown up since the English occupation.

    Canada

  • I suppose you did not come to New Amsterdam -- how the name clings!

    The Shadow of the North A Story of Old New York and a Lost Campaign

  • The colour is uncertain, but to every Christian mortal a name clings as closely as a shadow and, if I mention the initial letter of the one which adorns my lady, I believe I shall commit no offence that

    In the Fire of the Forge — Complete

  • The colour is uncertain, but to every Christian mortal a name clings as closely as a shadow and, if I mention the initial letter of the one which adorns my lady, I believe I shall commit no offence that a court of love could condemn.

    In the Fire of the Forge — Volume 02

  • The colour is uncertain, but to every Christian mortal a name clings as closely as a shadow and, if I mention the initial letter of the one which adorns my lady, I believe I shall commit no offence that a court of love could condemn.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

  • A hideous silver label clings to a bottle of Dolcetto; frankly it is so bad it is degrading my wine rack!

    thecookscottage

  • But the longer I'm away, the less firmly that label clings to me - for I'm increasingly aware that the America I lived in is an America that's no longer there.

    The White Peril 白禍

  • But the longer I'm away, the less firmly that label clings to me - for I'm increasingly aware that the America I lived in is an America that's no longer there.

    The White Peril 白禍

  • Hamot means “bone” in a quite indefinite sense; to our English word clings the notion of singularity.

    Chapter 2. The Elements of Speech

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