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noun as in youth

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I grew up constantly hearing stories about Dad’s Alps, his quick green eyes lit by some sense of boyhood wonder as he spun tales to keep alive the world he’d lost.

Compiled from transcripts found in the basement of his Connecticut home, the currently untitled memoir will include Newman’s reflections on his boyhood, his rise to Hollywood stardom and his thoughts on fame and love.

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In Gone to the Woods, published 10 months before Paulsen’s death in October, he tells his own boyhood survival story.

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So it was a leap from boyhood to manhood where I said, Oh, my parents are agrarian.

Ozick depicts these Old Boys-turned-oldsters as having changed little over the decades from their callow, snobbish boyhood selves.

It seems like you had to make the Before trilogy first in order to achieve something like Boyhood.

In some ways, a lot of the stuff we were doing in the Before trilogy is done better in Boyhood.

People compliment me on Boyhood sometimes, and I think, “Well, it better have been good!”

We wrote Before Sunset and Before Midnight while we were working on Boyhood, and all those films are all about time.

Innovation is a poor substitute for insight, at least where boyhood is concerned.

Of his private life during manhood we know very little, of his boyhood nothing.

He seemed to pass under the mastery of a great mood that was a composite reproduction of all the moods of his forgotten boyhood.

Perhaps he is a little conscious of his charm; if so, it is hardly his fault, for hero-worship has been his lot from boyhood.

He had begun life as an officer in the French household troops in absolute boyhood.

He saw them dark and beautiful, tender as his mother's, true and faithful, as in his boyhood's dream of years ago.


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to boyhood, such as: adolescence, childhood, teens, juniority, schoolboy days, and young manhood.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.