[ UK /nˈɜːsd/ ]
[ US /ˈnɝst/ ]
  1. (of an infant) breast-fed
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How To Use nursed In A Sentence

  • It might as well be closed, because in many American hospitals you're simply shooed from the windowsill after you've been nursed back to health (usually in 72 hours or less), and you're expected to "fly" on your own. Mark Lachs, M.D.: Care Transitions: The Hazards of Going In and Coming Out of the Hospital
  • She nursed the crying child on her lap.
  • Dalmius nursed the invigorating fire-drink from a horn-flask, ensconced in leather, e'en as his thin hands trembled.
  • In 1823 Saint-Simon attempted to kill himself but Rodrigues came to his rescue, nursed him back to health, and provided him with the necessary financial support to see out the rest of his life.
  • His wife nursed him through a dangerous illness.
  • The injured males have now been nursed back to full health. Times, Sunday Times
  • Then I wandered from the fancies of others and formed affections and intimacies with the aerial creations of my own brain — but still clinging to reality I gave a name to these conceptions and nursed them in the hope of realization. Attached to Reading: Mary Shelley's Psychical Reality
  • But he had a mother who nursed him until he was two weeks and told him his skat didn't stink, so he doesn't understand that a South Chinese tiger-mother never praises, she only demands. Louis Bayard: A Tiger Mom Shares Her Secrets
  • Anderson restored the helicopter to intelligent control, brought back the power, and nursed us gently away from the trees.
  • Benn recounts how, as his own death sentence appeared to lift, he nursed Caroline through terminal breast cancer.
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