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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

  • 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'
  • First Listen: Electric Youth, 'Innerworld'
    Innerworld is awash in '80s earmarks, but it also conveys a sense of wistfulness; a sense of childlike splendor in danger of succumbing to the ravages of adulthood. Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'
  • Iggy Pop to deliver John Peel lecture on free music in a capitalist society
    The Stooges frontman to give his first lecture as part of the annual BBC series in October Charlotte Churchs 2013 John Peel lecture: pop wants women sex objects that appear childlike Iggy Pop will deliver the fourth annual John Peel lecture at this years Radio festival on the subject of free music in a capitalist society. Taking place in Salford on 13 October, Igg Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'

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