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Childlike Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    childlike adj
  1. befitting a young child; "childlike charm" [syn: childly]
  2. exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity; "childlike trust"; "dewy-eyed innocence"; "simple courtesy" [syn: wide-eyed, dewy-eyed, simple]
Childlike Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Childlike \Child"like\, a. Resembling a child, or that which belongs to children; becoming a child; meek; submissive; dutiful. ``Childlike obedience.'' --Hooker. Note: Childlike, as applied to persons grown up, is commonly in a good sense; as, childlike grace or simplicity; childlike modesty.
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    * 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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    • Obama bows to robot in Japan, finds it ‘scary’
      TOKYO — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. “Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you.” President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted. His greeter, after all,... Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'
    • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit
      TOKYO (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you." Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'
    • Johnson: Childlike humility is all that faith requires
      "Heaven is for Real," the film based on The New York Times bestselling book by Todd Burpo recounting a 3-year-old boy's visit to heaven, begins with Lithuanian-American child prodigy Akiane Kramarik (Ursula Clark) intensely studying the form of an eye she has painted on a canvas. Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'

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