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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

  • The Verve: Kimmel displays childlike curiosity - Thu, 12 Mar 2015 PST
    Being introduced to Joe Kimmel’s artwork is like discovering a stash of children’s drawings, ones that were created in an attempt to tell stories and make sense of experiences. The freedom within the drawings is apparent; simple yet complex observations without grown-up paradigms. Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'
  • Joseph Lees, 93, fast-pitch softball umpire
    Joseph Lees was "blessed with this childlike enthusiasm for everything," son Gary said. "He got excited about every little thing you were doing. Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'
  • Broward State Department worker searched online for 'childlike sex dolls,' feds say
    A U.S. Department of State security specialist accused of downloading and sharing child porn on his home computers also searched online for "childlike sex dolls," federal authorities said Tuesday. Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'

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