cherisher


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cher·ish

 (chĕr′ĭsh)
tr.v. cher·ished, cher·ish·ing, cher·ish·es
1. To treat with affection and tenderness; hold dear: cherish one's family; fine rugs that are cherished by their owners.
2. To keep fondly in mind; treasure: cherish a memory. See Synonyms at appreciate.

[Middle English cherishen, from Old French cherir, cheriss-, from cher, dear, from Latin cārus; see kā- in Indo-European roots.]

cher′ish·a·ble n.
cher′ish·er n.
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Moreover, as we were saying before, he grows worse from having power: he becomes and is of necessity more jealous, more faithless, more unjust, more friendless, more impious, than he was at first; he is the purveyor and cherisher of every sort of vice, and the consequence is that he is supremely miserable, and that he makes everybody else as miserable as himself.
is the wretchedest form of government," and "a tyrant grows worse from having power: he becomes and is of necessity more jealous, more faithless, more unjust, more friendless, more impious, than he was at first; he is the purveyor and cherisher of every sort of vice.
God has commanded the believers to declare: "Truly, my prayer, my service of sacrifice, my life, and my death, are (all) for Allah (God), the Cherisher of the Worlds.
Adi Setia brought attention to this intricate connection between greed and trust (or lack thereof) by pointing out rather insightfully that greed implies a lack of trust towards (i) God as the Provider, Cherisher and Sustainer, and also towards (ii) other people, as equal partners and helpers in nurturing and cultivating the abundances of this world.
Say: 'Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds'.
be a Muslim) to the Lord of the Worlds: He said: I bow (my will) to the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds (2:131)"
A man is head of a household, which means he is the provider, supporter, protector, cherisher, and means he is in the position of responsibility.