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Tom's handsome, boyish face had the greatest attraction for her.

It was moonlight, and I went through the streets with boyish confidence.

Nor had I ever before seen a soldier who seemed to my boyish eyes so like what a warrior should be.

As my boyish eyes saw it, it was nothing short of awe-inspiring.

But his smile was boyish and pleasant, and his manner a trifle shy.

Though the voice is as boyish as ever, there is a new note in it of which his father is aware.

Henceforth it had a part in every invention of my boyish imagination.

Indeed I am only half honest after all: I loved you once—after a boyish fashion.'

Yes, he was a very handsome fellow, and boyish-looking, too—but not too boyish.

Captain Middleton was rather appealing just then, so earnest and big and boyish.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "pertaining to boys," from boy + -ish. Meaning "puerile" is from 1570s. Related: Boyishly; boyishness.

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