What does clinging mean?

Definitions for clinging
cling·ing

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  1. Clinging

    of Cling

How to pronounce clinging?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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  1. clinging

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clinging in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clinging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of clinging in a Sentence

  1. Gregory Benford - Timescape:

    There was a blithe certainty that came from first comprehending the full Einstein field equations, arabesques of Greek letters clinging tenuously to the page, a gossamer web. They seemed insubstantial when you first saw them, a string of squiggles. Yet to follow the delicate tensors as they contracted, as the superscripts paired with subscripts, collapsing mathematically into concrete classical entities-- potential; mass; forces vectoring in a curved geometry-- that was a sublime experience. The iron fist of the real, inside the velvet glove of airy mathematics.

  2. Ben Emmerson:

    It was a crass and clumsy gesture from an increasingly isolated tin pot despot, a morally deranged authoritarian who was at that very moment clinging desperately onto political power in the face of international sanctions and a rising chorus of international condemnation, after years of negotiation and appeasement, the world has lost its patience now with Mr Putin's judo politics and his cringing hard-man photo opportunities.

  3. Rula Nasr-Mazzawi:

    The parties stopped working for the people. They are just clinging onto their own seats and their own power.

  4. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.

  5. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall:

    On December 22, 1991, Bill Lynn was wrapping Christmas gifts for Bill Lynn grandchildren when Bill Lynn was ambushed outside Bill Lynn home, slashed and stabbed with a sword dozens of times, bill Lynn killer has dodged his death sentence for the better part of three decades by employing much the same strategy he has pursued tonight -- desperately clinging to legal maneuverings to avoid facing the consequences of his heinous crime.

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