Definition of Nestled

1. Adjective. Drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection. "Like a baby snuggled in its mother's arms"

Exact synonyms: Snuggled
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Definition of Nestled

1. Verb. (past of nestle) ¹

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Definition of Nestled

1. nestle [v] - See also: nestle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nestled

nestbox
nestboxes
nested
nestedness
nester
nesters
nestful
nestfuls
nestin
nesting
nesting behaviour
nesting habitat
nesting place
nestings
nestle
nestled (current term)
nestler
nestlers
nestles
nestless
nestlike
nestling
nestlingly
nestlings
nestmate
nestmates
nestohedra
nestohedron
nestor
nestors

Literary usage of Nestled

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Shirley: A Tale by Charlotte Brontë (1850)
"asked Moore, as she nestled to, and then uneasily shrank from him. Suddenly, Caroline was troubled ; her lip quivered. " Poor mamma! ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"She was thrown into fearful convulsions; when they ceased, she nestled down in the pillows, folded her hands on her breast and said, "There now, ..."

3. The Antiquary (1873)
"... as they were lifting her dead body off the scaffold, was found nestled up under her royal robes, b» tween the bloody head and trunk of his dead mistress ..."

4. A Young Scholar's Letters: Being a Memoir of Byron Caldwell Smith by Byron Caldwell Smith, Day Otis Kellogg (1897)
"... thought might conceal treasures for my life, that I might be worthy one day to return to your bosom as pure in body and soul as when I nestled there as ..."

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