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Childlike Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • befitting a young child; "childlike charm"
  • exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity; "childlike trust"; "dewy-eyed innocence"; "simple courtesy"

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'Childlike' example sentence in quotations

* The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province. - Albert Einstein

* General Grant had a simple, childlike recipe for meeting life ... I am terribly afraid, but the other fellow is afraid, too. - Sherwood Anderson

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Childlike Sample Sentences in News

  • 'Marcel the Shell with Shoes On' is back in a new stop-motion short film
    For the uninitiated, Marcel is a near-microscopic, talking shell (with shoes on), whose childlike awkwardness and apologetic nature make for some hilarious observations on his life surroundings. Take a look. Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'
  • Rui En learns life lessons from a child
    Rui En reveals that she loves kissing babies, and explains why she hopes to adopt a more 'childlike' attitude towards her problems in the future, after spending time with a very special two-year-old girl named Cady on Joy Truck 2. Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'
  • Sonali Bendre is childlike, says TV actor Apurva Agnihotri
    Actor Apurva Agnihotri says his new show Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye co-star and Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre, who is making her debut in fiction, is a wonderful actress and very childlike. Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'

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