Infantile in a sentence

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Definition of Infantile

  • Of or pertaining to infancy, or to an infant; similar to, or characteristic of, an infant; childish; as, infantile behavior.
  • of or relating to infants or infancy

How to use infantile in a sentence. Infantile pronunciation.

The ironical humour blent with pathos in his picture of this ill-rewarded old disciplinarian (who combined a tenderness of heart with a fondness for military metaphor that frequently reminds one of "My Uncle Toby"), the details of the ailments and the portents that attended his infantile career, and, above all, the glimpses of the wandering military life from barrack to barrack and from garrison to garrison, inevitably remind the reader of the childish reminiscences of Laurence Sterne, a writer to whom it may thus early be said that George Borrow paid no small amount of unconscious homage.
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The watching of her pretty infantile tactics amused him too much to permit of a sidethought on the cruelty of the part he played.
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As weeks and months passed and the child failed to use its lower limbs, a doctor was called and pronounced the trouble infantile paralysis.
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The reason why Jennie had been called was nothing more than one of those infantile seizures the coming and result of which no man can predict two hours beforehand.
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They have the same infantile mind, the same innocence in ignorance, and the same tenderness in all things.
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Old Luke waited a moment; then raised his shrill, infantile voice again.
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Infantile Cerebral Palsy sometimes brings about a condition known as "Spastic Speech," while whooping cough, scarlet fever, measles, meningitis, infantile paralysis, scrofula and rickets are sometimes responsible for the disorder.
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As explained in Chapter III, the diseases of childhood, such as Whooping Cough, Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria, Acute Chorea, Infantile Cerebral Palsy and Infantile Paralysis are frequently the cause of stuttering or stammering, and a history showing a record of these diseases would result in a very careful examination for the purpose of determining if they had resulted in a form of defective utterance.
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The mother had already snatched the child from the crib in which she had left her, and was standing with her close to the lamp, the light from which fell strongly upon her infantile face, that was fearfully distorted.
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Miss Hanmer might be good-looking, but Richard (always called 'young' to distinguish him from his father) had surely outgrown such a very infantile reason of choice, when other attractions were, to the Dunfield mind, altogether wanting.
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What startled and surprised Mrs. Baines was the perfect and unthinkable madness of Sophia's infantile scheme.
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She considered that Mr. Povey had taken advantage of his position, and that he had also been infantile and impolite.
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It was the most delicious sight to see them, Cyril and Jennie, so soft and delicate, so infantile on their piles of cushions and books, with their white socks and black shoes dangling far distant from the carpet; and yet so old, so self-contained!
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He pretended that such stories were the commonest things on earth, and that to be scandalized by them was infantile.
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No corruption in those faces, but a sort of wondering and infantile sincerity, rather out of its element and lost in a land too unsophisticated, seeming to belong to an earlier age!
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And she insisted, half jocularly and half seriously, that Carlier was leaving because he could not stand Chirac's infantile conceit.
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It was infantile to conceive such a thing.
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Chickens are subject to all the infantile diseases of children and many more of their own, and mine were truly afflicted.
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Pete's wife, a Stewart River woman, had sent up word that something was wrong with her baby, and Lashka, who was pre-eminently a mother-woman and who held herself to be truly wise in the matter of infantile troubles, missed no opportunity of nursing the children of other women as yet more fortunate than she.
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She was the first of the children to go down into the vault under Haworth Church; you see her looking back on her sad way, a small, reluctant ghost, lovely, infantile, and yet maternal.
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Examples of Infantile

Example #1
Borrow's account of his father's death is a highly affecting piece of English.
Example #2
A homage of another sort, fully recognised and declared, was that paid to the great work of Defoe, and to the spirit of strange and romantic enterprise which it aroused in its reader.
Example #3
She had every luxury, more than her station by right of birth would have supplied.
Example #4
Hence their game of Pull, which occupied him a little, tickled him and amused.
Example #5
He said that it would never walk, for experience had showed that whenever this affliction affected the lower part of the body the medical profession could not cure it.
Example #6
After a time conference was held at Shelley and Elder David O. McKay and one other of the general Church authorities were in attendance-I don't remember who.