wild·​ling ˈwī(-ə)l(d)-liŋ How to pronounce wildling (audio)

Examples of wildling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The original series ended with Jon being exiled from Westeros and joining the wildlings beyond the Wall to begin a new life. Zack Sharf, Variety, 9 Aug. 2023 His wildlings also correctly predicted the human response to an experimental sepsis treatment, which had appeared effective in standard laboratory mice but had failed when tested on sepsis patients. Sonia Shah, The New Yorker, 18 Feb. 2023 Amazon Prime announced on Monday that Ciarán Hinds, who played wildling leader Mance Rayder on Game of Thrones, will be joining season 2 of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power in an undisclosed role. Christian Holub, EW.com, 20 Mar. 2023 The seeds, as well as seedlings found in the forest—also known as wildlings—were transferred to a nursery outside the forest. Yao-Hua Law, Science | AAAS, 6 Nov. 2019 Because of exposure to the wide range of microorganisms in their surrogate mothers, the wildlings had a microbiome that was a closer match to those found in natural environments. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, 19 Nov. 2019 These experiments suggest the wildling mice could be a more accurate model of human immune responses in preclinical trials. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, 1 Aug. 2019 Integrating the wildlings into laboratory settings, Rosshart says, could be relatively easy. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, 1 Aug. 2019 In the season five finale, his failure to engage in politics (or address the concerns the men of the Night’s Watch have about letting the wildlings through the wall) quite literally gets him killed. Sarah Morse, Glamour, 30 Apr. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wildling was in 1840

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“Wildling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wildling. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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