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Definition of Child

  • A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human parents; -- in law, legitimate offspring. Used also of animals and plants.
  • A descendant, however remote; -- used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.
  • One who, by character of practice, shows signs of relationship to, or of the influence of, another; one closely connected with a place, occupation, character, etc.; as, a child of God; a child of the devil; a child of disobedience; a child of toil; a child of the people.
  • A young person of either sex. esp. one between infancy and youth; hence, one who exhibits the characteristics of a very young person, as innocence, obedience, trustfulness, limited understanding, etc.
  • To give birth; to produce young.
  • a young person of either sex
  • a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
  • an immature childish person
  • a member of a clan or tribe

How to use child in a sentence. Child pronunciation.

I went to Mexico a conquistador, I left it a child of time, who had learned to smile; and I left some millions behind me, too.
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He had had his great fight for place and power, alien as he was in religion, though he had lived in Egypt since a child.
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Holding her hand still, as though she were a child, he led her quickly from the room, and shut the panel behind them.
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His eyes were like a child's, wide and confiding.
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Foorgat died in his sleep like a child.
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He lay with an arm thrown over his head, resting softly, a moisture on his forehead as on that of a sleeping child.
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Once Laka had been the joy of Achmet's heart, but, because she had no child, she was despised and forgotten.
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Can Parents, or any other Persons who have the Conduct of Youth, and have any serious Concern for the Souls of their Children, or of those that are committed to their Care, satisfie their Consciences, without Restraining them from going to a place of such Impiety and Infection; where they would be in the way to unlearn the best Instructions of their Parents and Governours; where Pride and Falshood, Malice and Revenge, Injustice and Immodesty, Contempt of Marriage, and false Notions of Honour, are recommended; where Men are taught to call in question the first Principles of their Religion, and are led to a contempt of Sacred things?
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Still, there were sights to be seen which were not wholly uninteresting to new comers; for the vast dust cloud was thickly freckled with things strange to the upper air-things living and dead, that flitted hither and thither, going and coming, appearing and disappearing among the rolling billows of dust-hats, chickens and parasols sailing in the remote heavens; blankets, tin signs, sage-brush and shingles a shade lower; door-mats and buffalo robes lower still; shovels and coal scuttles on the next grade; glass doors, cats and little children on the next; disrupted lumber yards, light buggies and wheelbarrows on the next; and down only thirty or forty feet above ground was a scurrying storm of emigrating roofs and vacant lots.
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Any child, any Injun, could have told you that he'd buck; he is the very worst devil to buck on the continent of America.
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The auctioneer stormed up and down the streets on him for four days, dispersing the populace, interrupting business, and destroying children, and never got a bid-at least never any but the eighteen-dollar one he hired a notoriously substanceless bummer to make.
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You may easiely imagine a Man of his Estate cou'd not be long without several Offers when his mind was known: For Wealth has so many Charms in it, that it often blinds the Eyes of Parents, and makes them mistake their true Interest, with respect to the Disposal of their Children; which consists not so much in being married to Rich Husbands, as to those that are suitable for them.
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By this means in a little time his Estate comes to be wasted, and his Friends come about him, and advise him to leave off these wicked Courses, which else will end in the Ruine both of Soul and Body: They tell him that he has a fair and vertous Wife of his own, by whom he has had several pretty Children, and therefore wonder how he can be so besotted with a filthy Whore.
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When I see your affection so Estranged from me, your Estate wasted, and my self and Children ready to go a Begging, whilst an impudent Quean is at your Cost maintain'd in her Silks and Sattins; and which is worse than all the rest, your own Soul, in danger of Eternal Ruine.
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O my Husband, what a Reflection it will be upon you, when Men shall say, Your Father left you an Estate to live upon, but you have spent it upon Whores, and left your Children Beggars.
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This was your Fathers House, but you have sold it to maintain your Miss. Consider the Reproach that this will bring upon your Children: You brought 'em up like Gentlemen, and then betray'd 'em to Want and Beggery.
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O let me beg of you, that you wou'd hearken to my sorrowful Complaint, pity my Tears, and suffer not your Family to perish, but bear a Fathers Heart towards these, that are the Children of your Body.
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But if you will be Deaf to my complaints, and not regard the Ruine of your Children, nor pity your own Soul: Tho I am sure my Grief will bring me to my Grave.
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His Children were took care of by his Wife's Relations, or else they must have gone a begging.
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At last, the rising of my Belly discover'd what I would willingly have conceal'd; this caus'd me to be turn'd out of Doors, and left to provide for my self and a Child.
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Examples of Child

Example #1
It's one thing to be a missionary and say the little word in season; it's another to run your soft red head against a hard stone wall.
Example #2
The Dagos wanted to live in their own way, and they did.
Example #3
It was to him, however, like a ground-wire in telegraphy- it carried off the nervous force tingling in him and driving him to impulsive action, while his reputation called for a constant outward urbanity, a philosophical apathy.
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He was seldom without the string of beads so many Orientals love to carry, and, Armenian Christian as he was, the act seemed almost religious.
Example #5
As they passed through, a hand drew aside the curtains on the other side of the room which they were leaving.
Example #6
It is here," he said, pointing to the panel-door by which he had entered.