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nourish

(nûr′ĭsh)
tr.v. nour·ished, nour·ishing, nour·ishes
To provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth; feed.

nour′ish·er n.

nourish

[nur′ish]
Etymology: L, nutrire, to suckle
to furnish the essential foods or nutrients for maintaining life.
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In the same manner that the gospels present Christ as both the nourisher and nourishment that effect the redemption of humans, Christian sentimental narratives present women who both nurture and offer their labor to facilitate the redemption of those they love, and they further present (at varying levels) the feeder as consumable--hers is the consumed body.
2) The tables are turned in the second poem, in which a tree is nourished by the death of its nourisher.
Let us celebrate the One who is the energy of fire, the nourisher in water, who is life in all natural manifestation, who is growth in all plant life, who becomes blended in all reality.
nuclear father of birth, who causes wars and peace according to your will, unvanquished prince, nourisher of this world, who first opened the yawning cavern of Chaos and, appearing armed with fiery arrows, was named Phanete: .
9) In a striking number of sonnets included in this manuscript, Mary's role as mother and nourisher of Christ is celebrated, and yet the glaring paradox remains that she was nonetheless a virgin, free from any taint of the evils of bodily appetites.
Clarins Body Firming Cream is an intensive nourisher with the firming action of a good face cream.
be statements about two different things: firstly, the phallus as nourisher
Although preaching Christ's message in Marseilles could be considered a form of charity rather than a gender-specific act, Mary is clearly presented as a nurturer or nourisher in this section of the play.
As the Barians rowed out to their waiting vessel, the locals, bereft of the remains of the saint whose body they had sheltered for so many years, mourned uncontrollably their sudden, unexpected loss: unable to contain themselves, clad and shod they waded into the sea, and as they wailed they grabbed the rails of the ships, crying out to the rowers, "Give back our father and our lord, our master and nourisher, who in every way has by his protection kept us safe from visible foes.
He then appears at Orestes' trial and defends the accused with the argument that, by killing his mother, Orestes was not guilty of shedding family blood, for the mother, being only the nourisher of the seed, is no relation to her child.
Most often in the morning, these words spoken by Macbeth come to my mind, "Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care, the death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, chief nourisher in life's feast.
It would have to be a balm, because balms do so many beauty duties: cleanser, moisturiser, nail nourisher, rough patch smoother, hair defrizzer, lip shine, eyebrow groomer and on, and on

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