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nurture

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Definition help develop or grow
  • We want older employees to help nurture the talents of new employees.
nurture = help to develop
  • She loved and nurtured the dog from the time it was a puppy with its eyes closed.
  • nurtured = helped to develop or grow
  • They debated whether nature or nurture is more important.
  • nurture = influences of upbringing that influence development and growth (as contrasted to genetic influences)
  • When she yelled at us, her voice changed from the nurturing mother to the wicked witch.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • I know you worry that you're sometimes too distant, too removed, unable to be tender or nurturing.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • nurturing = helping another to develop or grow
  • 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
  • nurture = help develop or grow
  • 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
  • nurtured = helped to develop or grow
  • 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
  • nurture = helping someone to develop as they grow — such as feeding, loving, and teaching
  • I'll have to select the one to be nurtured, and the one to be released.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • nurtured = helped to develop and grow
  • 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
  • nurture = help to develop
  • 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
  • nurtured = helped develop or grow
  • 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
  • nurturing = helping develop
  • Well, you know he wasn't here when you got home this morning because we had him stay overnight at the Nurturing Center.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • Jonas's father, wearing his nurturing uniform, entered the room, cradling a tiny newchild wrapped in a soft blanket in his arms.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • And the other Nurturer is his assistant.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • nurturer = person whose job is to help others to develop and grow
  • I weigh them, hand the larger over to a Nurturer who's standing by, waiting, and then I get the smaller one all cleaned up and comfy.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • nurturer = someone whose job is to help others to develop and grow
  • It was an exhausting day, and even Gabriel, retrieved in his basket from the Nurturing Center, slept soundly that night.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • He would continue to be nurtured at the Center and would spend his nights with Jonas's family unit.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • nurtured = helped to develop and grow
  • Gabe was back at the Nurturing Center today, being cared for by the night crew.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • He had been given an unusual and special reprieve from the committee, and granted an additional year of nurturing before his Naming and Placement.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
nurturing = help to develop and grow

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