“Thanks to all who have felt sadness over the death of my little sister,” Ortiz said as she clung to the arm of Felipe.
Sierra had clung to life for seven weeks before finally succumbing to her wound.
But Kate has clung to her middle-class roots and middle-class ideas of child-rearing defiantly.
But after nearly three years of acrimony between the two former allies, the stubborn Erdoğan clung to his plans.
LCI(L)-88 clung to the transport area on D-Day morning, expecting at any instant to be ordered back to Omaha.
I clung to the door firmly as I maneuvered myself through the opening.
Once more he clawed and clung and once more Smaltz knocked him down.
The more he tried to release himself the closer she clung to him.
The more I labored, the closer he clung to me, as if fearful that I should escape his grasp.
They who have abdicated and have clung to their abdication have always lost by it.
Old English clingan "hold fast, adhere closely; congeal, shrivel" (strong verb, past tense clang, past participle clungen), from Proto-Germanic *klingg- (cf. Danish klynge "to cluster;" Old High German klinga "narrow gorge;" Old Norse klengjask "press onward;" Danish klinke, Dutch klinken "to clench;" German Klinke "latch").
The main sense shifted in Middle English to "adhere to" (something else), "stick together." Of persons in embrace, c.1600. Figuratively (to hopes, outmoded ideas, etc.), from 1580s. Of clothes from 1792. Related: Clung; clinging.