infancy

[ in-fuh n-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF infancy
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What then have you done with the sums given you from infancy to squander?

I never, for my part, loved any creature, as I loved you from your infancy till now.

The infancy of youth, the youth of manhood, the entire past of age.

He showed me their power and made me feel it was still but in its infancy.

Their use was in its infancy, and their character was primitive.

But this is not enough, for these phenomena commence in infancy.

In the infancy of these establishments, their only market was at Williamsburg.

Her mother died when she was in infancy, and she was only thirteen when she lost her father also.

By Precept and Example they ought to be encourag'd to it from their Infancy.

Obed Taylor received a message from his brother Daniel who had died in infancy.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Anglo-French enfaunce and directly from Latin infantia "early childhood," literally "inability to speak," from infantem (see infant).

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