infants

[ in-fuh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF infants

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And she had helped her mother to hand cake and buns at the infants' table.

It is assumed that the children that are to eat this meal are not infants.

Jane it was who must look after the infants when Lady Betty wished to leave the house.

Now there are none others but infants, none of eligible age.

But all at once the infants had awoke, clamoring for nourishment.

There was also a proviso that the infants should be taught 'suitably to their age.'

Her infants were only remarkable for their ugliness and curious costumes.

And indeed not even their infants are nursed in the same way as among the rest of mankind.

We must not conclude that the establishment of basic trust concerns only infants.

Infants pass the greater portion of both day and night in sleep.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "child during earliest period of life" (sometimes extended to age 7 and sometimes including a fetus), from Latin infantem (nominative infans) "young child, babe in arms," noun use of adjective meaning "not able to speak," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + fans, present participle of fari "speak" (see fame (n.)). As an adjective, 1580s, from the noun.

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