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Definition of Childlike

  • Resembling a child, or that which belongs to children; becoming a child; meek; submissive; dutiful.

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Whatever his misfortunes in Mexico had been, his forty years sat lightly on him, and his expansive temperament, his childlike sentimentality, gave him an appearance of beaming, sophisticated youth.
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They were simple words enough, but they were spoken in a tone which fully expressed the childlike amiability of his warm heart, and the Alexandrian, who had been brought up in the most approved school of the city of orators, involuntarily uttered his words in the admirably rich and soft chest voice, which he so well knew how to use.
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She thanked him with the childlike sweetness that was peculiar to her, and then tried to rise, and willingly allowed him to support her.
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At the theatre on Monday evening she exhibited a childlike enjoyment which her companions could not but envy.
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Because, mamma, God keeps hold of the other hand_." This is the beautiful lesson older ones, too, must learn, the simple, childlike confidence in God, which gives no fear, no alarm.
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Seeing her every day with that childlike intimacy which the country encourages-enhancing the graceful movements of this accomplished person, ever self-possessed and equally prepared for duty or for pleasure-as animated as passion, yet as severe as virtue-he conceived for her a genuine worship.
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Once more he gave a great sigh, and wiped his eyes with a childlike unconsciousness, and began to speak without a trace of his previous anger.
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Two emotions seemed to be struggling in Katharine; one the desire to laugh at the ridiculous spectacle of William making her a formal speech across the tea-table, the other a desire to weep at the sight of something childlike and honest in him which touched her inexpressibly.
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Hardened as he was, Alan Hawke was surprised at the childlike lightness of the Pole's manner when they encountered the fresh young beauties who were already the cynosure of all eyes upon the morning boat.
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Her Cousin Abbie had astonished her; she was totally unlike the Cousin Abbie of her dreams in every particular; in nothing more so than the strangely childlike matter-of-course way in which she talked about this matter of religion.
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The performers did their best to make it as childlike as possible, and it was an amusing procession that the two captains led through intricate ways.
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Mrs. Brindley gave an almost childlike sigh of relief and smiled radiantly.
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I remember the girlish gesture, The sportive and childlike grace, With which she crumpled and pressed your Rose leaves to her rose-hued face.
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The childlike obedience to their elders is admirable, but embarrassing at times.
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And, if a frown too awful still rested upon his face, making the approach to him too fearful for harmonizing with that perfect freedom and that childlike love which God seeks in his worshippers, it was yet made evident that no step for conciliating his favor did or could lie through any but _moral_ graces.
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Polemic miracles were wanted for a state of conflict with a dominant idolatry, It was Christianity militant, and militant with childlike arms, against Paganism triumphant.
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Hope e'en to these With childlike lisp will lie to please.
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The fiction of diphtheria was kept up, and Mrs. Boyd, having a childlike faith in medical men, betrayed no anxiety after the first hour or two.
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Childlike she unburdened herself to Dick Harding.
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Then it was that Venters's primitive, childlike mood, like a savage's, seeing, yet unthinking, gave way to the encroachment of civilized thought.
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Examples of Childlike

Example #1
David was slowly apprehending these things as he talked-subconsciously, as it were; for he was seeing pictures of the things he himself had observed, through the lens of another mind, as primitive in some regards as his own, but influenced by different experiences.
Example #2
Lacey had talked so much, not because he was garrulous only, but because the inquiry in David's eyes was an encouragement to talk.
Example #3
Paulus saw in her neither her guilt nor her beauty, but only a child of man trembling on the brink of a fearful danger whom he must save from death at any cost; and the thought that he was at any rate not a spy sent in pursuit of her by her husband, suggested to him the first words which he found courage to address to the desperate woman.
Example #4
He understood nothing of all the words which she tried to say-for her voice, which only yesterday had been so sweet, to-day was inaudibly hoarse-except the one name "Phoebicius," and he felt no doubt that she clung to the stone over the abyss, so that, like the mountain-goat when it sees itself surprised by the hunter, she might fling herself into the depth below rather than be taken by her pursuer.
Example #5
She was still very weary, and her head ached, but she could stand and walk.
Example #6
She drank with eager satisfaction, and ate the last bit of bread that he could find in the pocket of his garment, soaking it in the water.