The incident tested and cemented our fledgling friendship.
a fledgling enterprise
a fledgling skier
a fledgling robin
I’ve knowed him ever since he was a fledgling.
Frances Hodgson Burnett -- The Secret Garden
Over such feeble fledglings the directress spread a wing of kindliest protection: it was to their bedside she came at night to tuck them warmly in...
Charlotte Bronte -- The Professor
After a little practice, you can tell what year a fledgling is without checking the crest on her jacket.
P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast -- Betrayed
Finally, the raucous fledglings quieted.
James Patterson -- The Angel Experiment
He halted my fledgling study of alchemy, limiting me to chemistry instead.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
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Graham had strong-armed most people into handing over any packs they’d salvaged and had supposedly put an Arcadian named Asher in charge of distributing them, but there was already a fledgling black market; people were trading nutrition packs for blankets and taking on extra water shifts in exchange for reserved spots inside the crowded tents.
Kass Morgan -- The 100
I had been right in giving a girl’s name to Lurai, for she laid speckled eggs and, with some help from her mate, hatched two ugly fledglings which soon became beautiful.
Scott O’Dell -- Island of the Blue Dolphins
We made plans to raise pigs and chickens in an ambitious extension of our fledgling cooperative.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
Gaining the Commandant’s confidence, she planned to suggest to him that he could use his immense authority to have a lovely blond German-speaking Polish boy with Caucasian freckles and cornflower-blue eyes and the chiseled profile of a fledgling Luftwaffe pilot painlessly transferred from the Children’s Camp to some nearby bureaucratic unit in Cracow or Katowice or Wroclaw or wherever, which would then arrange for his transport to shelter and safety in Germany.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
It was just another happy day in the life of a fledgling student going through Indoc.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
Henrietta’s cells helped launch the fledgling field of virology, but that was just the beginning.
Rebecca Skloot -- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
On the day a committee of men decided to murder the fledgling Congo, what do you suppose Mama Mwanza was doing?
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
To the readers of Popular Electronics, in those days the bible of the fledgling software and computer world, that headline was a revelation.
Malcolm Gladwell -- Outliers
Sometimes it is impossible to dig and the fledgling must wait months, starving underground, before it can be born.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Ashes
You little thought," said Mr. Pumblechook, apostrophizing the fowl in the dish, "when you was a young fledgling, what was in store for you.
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
You’re barely a fledgling, aren’t you?
Cassandra Clare -- City of Fallen Angels
The director had arranged to let her use the school’s practice rooms, and she was beginning to tinker with some fledgling compositions.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Last Song
This time, if I have any eye-sight, they have pecked down trouble for themselves, for Baloo is no fledgling and Bagheera can, as I know, kill more than goats.
Rudyard Kipling -- The Jungle Book
He could tell that one was larger than the other; a mother, probably, teaching her fledgling how to hunt.
Carl Hiassen -- Hoot
One of the fledglings broke her leg earlier today.
P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast -- Marked
We talked about the fledglings in the nest above us.
David Almond -- Skellig
Otherwise he lay quiet like a bruised fledgling, with the dry, parched lips of exhaustion and a body which could struggle no more.
Kamala Markandaya -- Nectar in a Sieve
The Illuminati grew more powerful in Europe and set their sights on America, a fledgling government many of whose leaders were Masons-George Washington, Ben Franklin-honest, God-fearing men who were unaware of the Illuminati stronghold on the Masons.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
But Laura is a fledgling.
Thomas C. Foster -- How to Read Literature Like a Professor
You will learn, over time, little fledgling.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Glass
A beaming mom looked on while apple-cheeked children unwrapped football helmets and roughhoused with fledgling puppies.
Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin -- Three Cups of Tea
Naturally the younger sons and fledglings would have been uncertain about it, and therefore would have been glad to follow somebody who knew.
T. H. White -- The Once and Future King
It was a gift to America from a wealthy British scientist who, like our forefathers, believed our fledgling country could become the land of enlightenment.
Dan Brown -- The Lost Symbol
Consider: the snake devoured fledglings and their mother, the little ones were eight, and she made nine.
Homer -- The Iliad
I have no more coordination than a fledgling.
Christopher Paolini -- Brisingr
It is not surprising, then, that when the British army began its secret campaign in 1774 to root out and destroy the stores of arms and ammunition held by the fledgling revolutionary movement.
Malcolm Gladwell -- The Tipping Point
Her temple was deeply sunken as if a hammer had struck it and frail as a fledgling’s belly.
James Agee -- A Death in the Family
Finally, our guidance counselor, Mrs. Bagbie, had convinced her to join a fledgling Teen Mothers Support Group that met at school two afternoons a week.
Sarah Dessen -- Someone Like You
The room itself had fast become an inferno, and I did see in one clear blast of light Claudia battling the fledgling vampire.
Anne Rice -- Interview with the Vampire
PRIEST Yea, Oedipus, my sovereign lord and king, Thou seest how both extremes of age besiege Thy palace altars—fledglings hardly winged, and greybeards bowed with years; priests, as am I of Zeus, and these the flower of our youth.
Sophocles -- Oedipus the King
It was with these strangers that he practiced his fledgling English, away from Eulalio’s gleeful criticisms.
Junot Diaz -- Drown
Whether Young Smallweed (metaphorically called Small and eke Chick Weed, as it were jocularly to express a fledgling) was ever a boy is much doubted in Lincoln’s Inn.
Charles Dickens -- Bleak House
He thought of all the living species that train their young in the art of survival, the cats who teach their kittens to hunt, the birds who spend such strident effort on teaching their fledglings to fly-yet man, whose tool of survival is the mind, does not merely fail to teach Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
The death of Old Earth had been deliberate, planned by elements of the TechnoCore and their human counterparts in the fledgling government of the Hegemony.
Dan Simmons -- Hyperion
…ceased to study, and which, if in its creator’s purpose it represents but man, manages at least to extract from man’s simple outlines such a variety of richness, borrowed, as it were, from the whole of animated nature, that a head of hair, by the glossy undulation and beak-like points of its curls, or in the overlaying of the florid triple diadem of its brushed tresses, can suggest at once a bunch of seaweed, a brood of fledgling doves, a bed of hyacinths and a serpent’s writhing back.
Marcel Proust -- Swann’s Way
She was there as an aspiring writer and had the fledgling manuscript to prove it.
Nora Roberts -- Summer Pleasures
The first fledgling moments of a human being were growing inside me.
Stephen King -- Rose Red
Thou seest I did but use the name to try these fine fledglings of our old Rome.
Lew Wallace -- Ben Hur
Almost half the fledgling Farm got infectious hepatitis.
Peter Jenkins -- A Walk Across America
As far as I can see, there are low buildings separated by trimmed grass and fledgling trees.