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  1. Nurturing

    of Nurture

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  1. nurturingverb

    Verb form of the word nurture.

    They are nurturing and kind.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nurturing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nurturing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of nurturing in a Sentence

  1. Demetri Martin:

    I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought, Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert.

  2. Brenda Gilliam-Turner:

    She was a very nurturing person, and this is the one time she actually left the house, and she didn't make it home, destiny wasn't the type to be the one on the streets. She was usually at home, and this was her trying to be a friend to somebody, and it cost her her life.

  3. Brandy Welch:

    Faith is a part of our family life, so it is hurtful and insulting to us that Miracle Hill's religious view of what a family must look like deprives foster children of a nurturing, supportive home.

  4. Sophia Roe:

    We push them to the margins of our lives, and we’ll get to them when we have the time. But then when we are feeling lonely and disconnected, or out of touch, it’s because you haven’t been nurturing your friendships, because you see it as a luxury, instead of something essential.

  5. Sandeep Aggarwal:

    Only myopics judge people, relationships, businesses with short term lens. Any startup or public company that survived the dot com bust and 9/11 came out bigger than anyone imagined. If India wants an ecosystem like USA or China, new age companies need nurturing & patience vs. criticism or outcast.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    A ultimo
    B contiguous
    C omnifarious
    D butch

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