from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The providing of loving care and attention.

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  • n. The provision of physical and emotional care

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  • n. physical and emotional care and nourishment


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  • STARK: He gets back into a situation where he gets the right kind of nurturance, and he gets to see a wider world.

    CNN Transcript Jan 15, 2007

  • I do not -- I'm horrified, I'm frightened, I'm worried about a mentality that says the government is going to provide that kind of "nurturance" and moral training -- they can't; I mean, you can't even have the 10 Commandments up in a room -- moral training for a child that a parent ought to be doing.

    CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: Dr. Laura Discusses Her Views on Child Rearing - May 3, 2000

  • After some time has passed, we can offer some kind of nurturance such as a back rub or hot chocolate.

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  • We fought reality because we didn't want to ruin our daughter's life, but when we realized that the alternative to divorce was to deny ourselves the kinds of love, nurturance and fulfillment that a romantic partnership should bring, we realized the trade-off was not a good one, even for her.

    Jonathan Weiler: A Divorced Couple's Perspective on Raising a Child, Part I

  • A place of nurturance of your ideas and action plans that will ultimately lead you, your family, and the nation out of this morass of economic despair.

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  • But with this much tension in her core, she would be less able to access the nurturance and inspiration from the receptive nature of the left side that was necessary to change the energetic form of a mothering pattern.

    Wild Feminine

  • If she is rejuvenating after a busy creative period, three to five days of cultivating the ovarian ability for nurturance and playful adventure will restore her core energy.

    Wild Feminine

  • Since the feminine is out of balance in the female body and the predominant culture, women are not receiving the nurturance they need to fuel their outer work.

    Wild Feminine

  • When the parent has been the family nurturer, the children look to another person, often a female, to continue providing the nurturance they require.

    Wild Feminine

  • Energy continues to flow through the ovary, but the woman does not receive this source of nurturance or power in her own life.

    Wild Feminine


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