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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 Bristol Post published Hugh Jackman stars in CHAPPIE
    Expanded by South African writer-director Neill Blomkamp from his 2004 short film Tetra Vaal, Chappie is a futuristic thriller, which hardwires the heavy-armoured brutality of RoboCop with the childlike wonder of Short Circuit.It's an unlikely mechanised hybrid and the script, co-written by Terri Tatchell, suffers abrupt shifts in tone within an episodic narra Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'
  • New Technology Will Triple Smartphone Battery Life
    VideoThe brilliance, power and sheer innovative genius of your smartphone is always balanced by the terrorising and ever present ‘low battery’ sound. At every smartphone launch, every time I get my hands on a new handset, my childlike awe is immediately tempered by the crushing reality of how much power [...] Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'
  • Robots used to comfort sick kids at Alberta Children’s Hospital
    Staff at the Alberta Children’s Hospital are now using four childlike robots to comfort young patients during stressful medical procedures. Read more on this news related to 'Childlike'

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