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childhood

[ chahyld-hood ]SEE DEFINITION OF childhood

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHILDHOOD

He dwelt on the childhood of Philothea with peculiar pleasure.

He's getting old, and he's come along into his second childhood.

"We have always been frank with one another since our childhood," said he.

"You should have a little more sympathy with childhood, Cornelius," said his father.

There are old scenes of childhood associated with it which time can never erase.

The world was in its childhood when God taught the people in this way.

She was a Christian from childhood, but she said that she was ashamed to claim the name.

And we have no will because the first thing done with us in childhood was to break our will.

He told her the family traditions that had been the fairy tales of his childhood.

So here we finish our story of the childhood of Benjamin Franklin.

WORD ORIGIN

"period of life from birth to puberty," Old English cildhad; see child + -hood.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHILDHOOD

juvenescence

nounyouth

minority

nounthe time before one is of legal age
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