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Or else, they grasp at sweetmeats, and mock at their childishness thereby: they cling to their straw of life, and mock at their still clinging to it.
God's love and mercy can overcome all things--our ignorance, and weakness, and all the burden of our past wickedness--all things but our wilful sin, sin that we cling to, and will not give up.
How much longer she could cling to the straining strands she could not guess.
"What memories cling 'round the instruments of our pleasure."
For the night - tho' clear - shall frown - And the stars shall look not down, From their high thrones in the Heaven, With light like Hope to mortals given - But their red orbs, without beam, To thy weariness shall seem As a burning and a fever Which would cling to thee for ever :
Not only do we know this ourselves, but Christ, the Son of God, came down to earth and told us that this life is but for a moment and is a probation; yet we cling to it and think to find happiness in it.
There was none thus to cling to Tarzan, who yearned so for the love of someone, of something.
In the gates of these your councils my people shall sing, In the doors of these your garners the Bat-folk shall cling; And the snake shall be your watchman, By a hearthstone unswept; For the Karela, the bitter Karela, Shall fruit where ye slept!
I don't know why or how it is; but since I have known of her husband's death, my old tenderness for her seems to cling to me more obstinately than ever.
But little Pauline clings to her knees in an agony of terror.
The father to Breanna, 10, and sevenyear-old Braden told TV Now: "If I come up with an idea I'll go to the kids and they'll wrap me in cling film and help me into the straitjacket - it sounds crazy but they've grown up with it."
They have sticky pads on their tentacles that allow them to cling to seagrasses and seaweeds.