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Definition of "childlikeness" [childlikeness]

  • The state or quality of being childlike. (noun)

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Use "childlikeness" in a sentence
  • "There is a childhood into which we have to grow, just as there is a childhood which we must leave behind; a childlikeness which is the highest gain of humanity, and a childishness from which but few of those who are counted the wisest among men, have freed themselves in their imagined progress towards the reality of things."
  • "But one cannot read Public Enemies, this lively, bracing, vibrant correspondence, without remarking the ferocious joy, the playfulness, the nose-thumbing, the childlikeness that characterize it."
  • "One cannot read Public Enemies, this lively, bracing, vibrant correspondence, without remarking the ferocious joy, the playfulness, the nose-thumbing, the childlikeness that characterize it."