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nurture
used in The Giver

31 uses
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Definition
help develop or grow
  • All of us on the staff enjoyed nurturing Asher.
    p. 17.4
nurturing = helping development and growth of
  • Jonas's father's title was Nurturer.
    p. 7.3
  • nurturer = someone whose job is to help others to develop and grow
  • We have him in the extra care section for supplementary nurturing, but the committee's beginning to talk about releasing him.
    p. 7.5
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • It was a lesser job, night-crew nurturing, assigned to those who lacked the interest or skills or insight for the more vital jobs of the daytime hours.
    p. 8.2
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • The committee always makes the list in advance, and it's right there in the office at the Nurturing Center.
    p. 12.2
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • It was right there in the office, and I looked up number Thirty-six — that's the little guy I've been concerned about — because it occurred to me that it might enhance his nurturing if I could call him by a name.
    p. 12.4
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • I spent almost all of my volunteer hours helping in the Nurturing Center.
    p. 15.8
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • "So I expected it, and I was pleased, but not at all surprised, when my Assignment was announced as Nurturer," Father explained.
    p. 16.1
  • nurturer = someone whose job is to help others to develop and grow
  • Though he respected his father's work, Nurturer would not be his wish.
    p. 16.4
  • nurturer = someone whose job is to help others to develop and grow
  • "You know," he said, "I remember when Asher was a newchild at the Nurturing Center, before he was named."
    p. 17.3
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • Every day, at the Nurturing Center, I play bounce-on-the-knee, and peek-a-boo, and hug-the-teddy.
    p. 18.5
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • If you enjoy the little ones so much, you should hope for an Assignment as Nurturer.
    p. 22.6
  • nurturer = someone whose job is to help others to develop and grow
  • "When you're an Eight and start your volunteer hours, you can try some at the Nurturing Center," Mother suggested.
    p. 22.6
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • Jonas slowed and looked at the nametags on the bicycles lined up outside the Nurturing Center.
    p. 27.8
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • Father asked, looking down at the basket where the newchild lay gurgling after his feeding, ready to be taken back to the Nurturing Center for the day.
    p. 35.1
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • Gabe was back at the Nurturing Center today, being cared for by the night crew.
    p. 42.3
  • 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.
    p. 42.4
  • nurturing = help to develop and grow
  • He would continue to be nurtured at the Center and would spend his nights with Jonas's family unit.
    p. 42.7
  • nurtured = helped to develop and grow
  • It was an exhausting day, and even Gabriel, retrieved in his basket from the Nurturing Center, slept soundly that night.
    p. 45.5
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • What we observe as playfulness and patience — the requirements to become Nurturer — could, with maturity, be revealed as simply foolishness and indolence.
    p. 61.7
  • nurturer = someone whose job is to help others to develop and grow
  • Lily chattered about her plans for volunteer work; she would begin, she said, at the Nurturing Center, since she was already an expert at feeding Gabriel.
    p. 66.8
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • I'll have to select the one to be nurtured, and the one to be released.
    p. 114.8
  • nurtured = helped to develop and grow
  • Larissa's life Elsewhere would be quiet and serene as befit the Old; she would not welcome the responsibility of nurturing a newchild who needed feeding and care, and would likely cry at night.
    p. 115.4
  • nurturing = caring for and helping to develop
  • He could be upgraded in the Nurturing Center, Father said happily, now that he slept; he could be officially named and given to his family in December, which was only two months away.
    p. 128.0
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • The substitute Laborers, who would be given a different holiday, took over all the necessary tasks: nurturing, food delivery, and care of the Old; and the community was free.
    p. 130.4
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • The first steps of a newchild were always the occasion for celebration at the Nurturing Center, Father said, but also for the introduction of a discipline wand.
    p. 136.2
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • 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.
    p. 136.9
  • nurturer = someone whose job is to help others to develop and grow
  • Suddenly he could see a small windowless room, empty except for a bed, a table with some equipment on it — Jonas recognized a scale; he had seen them before, when he'd been doing volunteer hours at the Nurturing Center — and a cupboard.
    p. 147.9
  • 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.
    p. 148.2
  • nurturing = helping development and growth
  • And the other Nurturer is his assistant.
    p. 148.5
  • nurturer = person whose job is to help others to develop and grow
  • Well, you know he wasn't here when you got home this morning because we had him stay overnight at the Nurturing Center.
    p. 164.7
nurturing = helping development and growth
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