Antonyms for nursling

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nurs-ling
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɜrs lɪŋ

Definition of nursling

Origin :
  • also nurseling, "object of a nurse's care," 1550s, from nurse (v.) + -ling.
  • noun baby
Example sentences :
  • Karl cast a distrustful glance sideways at my nursling and spoke not.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill
  • "It may have been because of this poor boy and his unhappy karma that my nursling had to die," said she.
  • Extract from : « The Dragon Painter » by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • She fed quietly around her nursling, and left the place no more.
  • Extract from : « Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers » by Various
  • In adversity you will not act like a nursling deprived of its bottle and rattle.
  • Extract from : « The Simple Life » by Charles Wagner
  • The faithful soul was doing her best to shield her nursling from danger.
  • Extract from : « Seen and Unseen » by E. Katharine Bates
  • But Alland could do nothing but cry over her nursling and console her.
  • Extract from : « The Perpetual Curate » by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • She gave them to me, and then she started off with her nursling.
  • Extract from : « The Flower Girl of The Chteau d'Eau, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVI) » by Charles Paul de Kock
  • It was Aunt Chloe, coming in in search of her nursling, who told Mildred this.
  • Extract from : « Mildred at Roselands » by Martha Finley
  • The nursling's first meal is the occasion of a special ceremony.
  • Extract from : « Indo-China and Its Primitive People » by Henry Baudesson
  • Their country has indeed been, in a special degree, the nursling of sea power.
  • Extract from : « Terre Napoleon » by Ernest Scott

Synonyms for nursling

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