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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

  • 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'
  • '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'
  • ‘Marsha goes to Haiti’ in Irvy Lindsey’s New Book
    Childlike wonder, excitement for visiting new places contagious in new children’s story. (PRWeb October 05, 2014) Read the full story at Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'

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