Definitions of nestled

  1. drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection; " saw a number of small houses nestled against the hillside"; " like a baby snuggled in its mother's arms"

Usage examples for nestled

  1. She had cut it that very morning on account of the new moon and it nestled about her pretty head in a profusion of luxuriant clusters and pared her nails too, Thursday for wealth. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. The agent's house nestled among trees and shrubbery on the most attractive corner. – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  3. Winston understood that the topic was dismissed, and sat thoughtfully still while the girl nestled against the birch logs close beside him under the same furs, for the wind went through the building and the cold was unbearable a few feet from the stove. – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  4. Her daughter put her arm around her, nestled close to her, and kissed the tears from her cheeks. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  5. Her hand nestled into his, but she kept her face down. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  6. Such need to be carried on one's bosom, and nestled, through their whole life. – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  7. " Not if I can help it," replied mamma, speaking over Molly's head, which was nestled comfortably on her shoulder. – A Round Dozen by Susan Coolidge
  8. She put both her hands on his shoulders and nestled close to him. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  9. The cubs, frightened and bewildered, crouched round their mother and nestled closely to her. – Rataplan by Ellen Velvin
  10. For answer she nestled closer. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  11. Her profile was turned towards the street; but without moving her head or changing her attitude, her eyes glanced from time to time to her little girl, who nestled on the ground beside her, tired with play; and wondering, perhaps, why she was not already in bed, seemed as tranquil as the young mother herself. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. She nestled close to him, and was hushed at once. – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  13. A little later, with the Calico Clown nestled down in among a pile of handkerchiefs in his pocket, the Man started for home from his office. – The Story of Calico Clown by Laura Lee Hope
  14. With an exclamation of gratitude she nestled into his arms. – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  15. Now here his fate had come to him all unexpectedly- this most fair face had found its way to the very depths of his heart and nestled there. – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  16. Suddenly two arms embraced the motionless figure, and a fair head in a neat little cap nestled to the pale cheek of the silent friend. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  17. As they neared the mountains, he saw a high wooden wall blocking the road and view; this was the barrier that concealed the ship nestled in the valley beyond. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  18. She held out her hand, and again it nestled, white and soft and warm, in my great paw, and stayed there a moment. – A Little Union Scout by Joel Chandler Harris
  19. Then he did, and Georgie nestled close to him with a sigh of satisfaction. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  20. The gale overtook the North Star when she was not far from the coast where nestled her captain's native town of Cranby. – Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman by R.M. Ballantyne