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drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection

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She had nestled down with him, that his head might lie upon her arm; and her hair drooping over him curtained him from the light.
Jip nestled closer to his mistress, and lazily licked her hand.
But it was nestled in a snug well-wooded hollow, quite an hour's journey on horseback from any turnpike, where it was never reached by the vibrations of the coach-horn, or of public opinion.
And she shivered and nestled in his arms with a moan.
Bagheera spoke truth," he panted, as he nestled down in some cattle fodder by the window of a hut.
The sunshine crept down the slopes into the peaceful green valleys, where little white cottages nestled in gardens and orchards.
Her eyes were so bright that you were never sure if there were tears in them or not; little voluptuous shivers ran about her body; sometimes she nestled her chin into her throat, sometimes threw back her head, with ecstasy; in a word, she was in that state when it is said of people that they cannot contain themselves for happiness.
The youth nestled in it and rested, making a convenient rail support the flag.
The old King looked at the little Fairy, and saw how lovingly the bright shadows gathered round her, as if to shield her from every harm; the timid birds nestled in her bosom, and the flowers grew fairer as she looked upon them; while her gentle friends, with tears in their bright eyes, folded their hands beseechingly, and smiled on her.
Food, rest, and the fresh air, for which he languished, were neglected; he nestled continually by the bedside of the little stranger, and, with a fond jealousy, endeavored to be the medium of all the cares that were bestowed upon him.
Then she kissed the child, and it seemed to do him good; for he smiled and nestled closely into her bosom.
That rich undulating district of Loamshire to which Hayslope belonged lies close to a grim outskirt of Stonyshire, overlooked by its barren hills as a pretty blooming sister may sometimes be seen linked in the arm of a rugged, tall, swarthy brother; and in two or three hours' ride the traveller might exchange a bleak treeless region, intersected by lines of cold grey stone, for one where his road wound under the shelter of woods, or up swelling hills, muffled with hedgerows and long meadow-grass and thick corn; and where at every turn he came upon some fine old country-seat nestled in the valley or crowning the slope, some homestead with its long length of barn and its cluster of golden ricks, some grey steeple looking out from a pretty confusion of trees and thatch and dark-red tiles.
Reuter, and led her to a garden-chair, nestled under some lilacs near.