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We want older employees to help nurture the talents of new employees.
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A particular sense of nurture is often contrasted with a particular sense of nature. In the comparison, nurture refers to external influences on a person’s development such as being loved, cared for, and taught. Nature in contrast refers to the inherent genetic influences on a person’s development. Studies of identical twins who grew up in different homes are used to better understand the influences of each.
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  • We want older employees to help nurture the talents of new employees.
  • She loved and nurtured the dog since it was a puppy with it’s eyes closed.
  • They debated whether nature or nurture is more important.
  • I know you worry that you’re sometimes too distant, too removed, unable to be tender or nurturing.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • I’ll have to select the one to be nurtured, and the one to be released.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • We moved away, to a place outside the city, a small flat, where our lives were spent modestly, me tending to my wounded husband and silently nurturing a single wish.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Nevertheless, in consideration of your youth and the ill nurture, devoid of all gentilesse and courtesy, which...
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • Jason, you will never do anything in your life that will bring more quality to your existence than growing to understand and nurture friendship.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • When she yelled at us, her voice changed from the nurturing mother to the wicked witch.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • My original soul seemed, at once, to take its flight from my body and a more than fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured, thrilled every fibre of my frame.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat

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  • They cared for us, protected us, and nurtured us so that we could grow into the people God wants us to be.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • She knew the literature and so she knew that studies of the effects of environment and nurture on mental development tend to create two study groups, the haves and the have-nots.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The infant wing had been massive and overflowing with identical cribs, each containing a baby that nobody had wanted, wards of a state that could barely feed them, much less nurture them.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • And slowly but surely, her students responded to her nurturing ways, like young plants to sun and water.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • I knew your father, and you are like him, in your nurture if not your nature.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • And I’m the one who nurtures it.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • He says, "It’s as if you planted a tree and nurtured it—you have the right to sit in its shade."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I have discovered, deep in the hearts of many condemned and incarcerated people, the scattered traces of hope and humanity—seeds of restoration that come to astonishing life when nurtured by very simple interventions.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The flickering hope for peace each of them had nurtured for so long flared like hot fire inside them.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It’s not that I believed the shop would be there forever, or become a village institution, but I did hold out hope of the store’s being passed along in the coming years, if going by a different name, from the Hickeys to whomever and whomever else, a humble legacy that a decent man had once begun and built up and nurtured.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Time was slipping away, and they’d been forced to abandon the hope that they’d nurtured in the backs of their minds: the hope that if things went terribly wrong, Milligan would be there to save them somehow.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Sometimes the pain of our grief would break through the surface and threaten the fragile friendships we were nurturing.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • I also hear the woman explain that the Jamison Children’s Center was established by Kern County "to provide children who need emergency shelter and protection a safe, warm, and nurturing environment."
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Some nice, nurturing woman.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • But it kind of feels nice to nurture her resentment, to foster it.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • My youth was a glut of words, a circus of ideas nurtured by parents dedicated to diplomas and the production of professionals from the tribe of children they sired.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Eichmann nurtured Hoss’s gifts, which led to some of the more distinguished advances in die Todentechnologie.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The sandblasters have been here, the skylight people; inside, the benjamina trees and tropical climbers have taken over, ousting the mangy African violets once nurtured on kitchen windowsills.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I had the nurturing and the loving of him as a boy.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He shared the dreams of Yousef’s father, the need to return to one’s origins, build something lasting, something open and strange like this fortress, something that could be shared by family and friends, everyone who had helped nurture him.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Despite what I’d seen—what I knew—somehow I’d still managed to nurture a childish hope that he’d pulled through, miraculously, like a murder victim on TV who after the commercial break turns out to be alive and recovering quietly in the hospital.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Will she live forever if nurtured by the hands of future workers?
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • If you want something to grow, you don’t nurture each seed separately.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • You live on—in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Others are angry because they had to leave behind a grandmother who became the person who loved and nurtured them most — a real mother.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Her uncle had taken her on this trip as a favor, to nurture her budding talent.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • The first weeks of July burned into the plains, nurturing the cornfields with all the heat of a giant greenhouse.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Nurse bees, August said, had a gift for nurturing, and they fed all the baby bees.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • The butterfly poked its tiny proboscis down into her hair, probing for nurture, then flew away unsatisfied.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I’m not going to nurture her in luxury and idleness after Linton is gone.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Good Master Wilson, I pray you, examine this Pearl—since that is her name—and see whether she hath had such Christian nurture as befits a child of her age.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He is a cripple in the sense that he walks with a limp; but in other respects he appears to be a powerful and well-nurtured man.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • We’re here to teach, to nurture.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Like Mr. Harvey’s, it was a box, and because of this I nurtured useless envies whenever I visited other people’s homes.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • It also prevented the females from wasting their time nurturing the offspring of another male.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • No nurture, no nourishment left for Kristina.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • After a few weeks, the seedlings would be transplanted into the field, in carefully spaced rows six inches apart, and then painstakingly nurtured.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Peter has always been a husbandman of pain, planting it, nurturing it, devouring it greedily when it was ripe; better he should take it in these small, sharp doses than with dull cruelty to children in the school.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Thus, gentlemen, though an inlander, Steelkilt was wild-ocean born, and wild-ocean nurtured; as much of an audacious mariner as any.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The spark must be guarded like a treasure, it must be nurtured, it must be fanned into flame.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
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