Antonyms for nestling

Grammar : Verb
Spell : nest-ling, nes-ling
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɛst lɪŋ, ˈnɛs lɪŋ

Definition of nestling

Origin :
  • late 14c., "bird too young to leave the nest," from nest (n.) + diminutive suffix -ling.
  • verb curl up
Example sentences :
  • The pigeons were roosting and nestling all over her, on her hands, her waist, and her shoulders.
  • Extract from : « Abbe Mouret's Transgression » by Emile Zola
  • "I'm too happy to be teased, Eric," she answered, nestling to his side.
  • Extract from : « The Education of Eric Lane » by Stephen McKenna
  • "Ah, thou canst not," she whispered, nestling closer to him.
  • Extract from : « Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer » by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • He obeyed, and she swung back again, nestling into the curve of his arm.
  • Extract from : « Despair's Last Journey » by David Christie Murray
  • "I daresay not," she confessed, nestling the more closely in his arras.
  • Extract from : « Gilian The Dreamer » by Neil Munro
  • "Oh, I slipped out," said Alicia, nestling beside her friend.
  • Extract from : « Half a Hero » by Anthony Hope
  • By her side, and nestling closely to her, is a young girl of fifteen,—her daughter.
  • Extract from : « Uncle Tom's Cabin » by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Flavia slipped her hand into his, nestling to him, and he put his arm about her.
  • Extract from : « From the Car Behind » by Eleanor M. Ingram
  • Nestling in a wad of cotton, was the pearl given to him by Burney.
  • Extract from : « Shawn of Skarrow » by James Tandy Ellis
  • The boy, nestling close to her side, began to chatter confidentially.
  • Extract from : « How It All Came Round » by L. T. Meade

Synonyms for nestling

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