01. The little boy was [clinging] to his mother as they walked into the kindergarten class.
02. The baby monkey [clung] to its mother's back as she climbed up into the tree.
03. A young man is [clinging] to life after being beaten up by a gang of youths.
04. The young boy was [clinging] to a large rock when he was rescued from the raging river.
05. The government appears to be hoping to [cling] to power for another year before it has to call an election.
06. The swimmer was able to [cling] to his lead and won the race by a mere hundredths of a second.
07. Her wet blouse [clung] to her breasts.
08. There was a bit of egg [clinging] to his beard and mustache.
09. She was [clinging] to her boyfriend, afraid he would leave her.
10. This President seems to be trying to [cling] to an idea of the past that never quite existed in reality.
11. She was wearing a short, [clingy] skirt that hid very little.
12. He is a very [clingy] child, and his teachers are concerned that he is having a lot of difficulty adjusting to his daycare.
13. His [clinging] wife was always afraid that he would find another woman.
14. Long after his wife left him, he still [clung] to the idea that she loved him and would eventually come back.
15. The villagers [clung] together in fear as the monster drew nearer.
16. The highway [clings] to the coast for about twenty miles.
17. Buddhism teaches that the more we [cling] to the belief in a self, an ego, the more pain and alienation we feel.
18. The fish has a little sucker on its belly which allows it to [cling] to rocks for protection against predators.
19. Baby orangutans [cling] to their mothers almost continually until they are well over a year old.
20. An old proverb notes that a bit of fragrance always [clings] to the hand that gives you roses.
21. Melodious though they are, the chants of the Roman Church still [cling] to the form of the verbal message.
22. Carlos Castaneda wrote that when one has nothing left to lose, one becomes courageous. We are timid only when we have something left to [cling] to.
23. Goethe suggested that we must [cling] to the belief that the incomprehensible is comprehensible; otherwise we would not continue to search.
24. William James noted that we are doomed to [cling] to a life even while we find it unendurable.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Cling — (kl[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clung} (kl[u^]ng), {Clong} (kl[o^]ng), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clinging}.] [AS. clingan to adhere, to wither; akin to Dan. klynge to cluster, crowd. Cf. {Clump}.] To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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