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  • noun Plural form of childhood.


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  • Anyway why save anything so fucked up it would ruin childhoods?

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  • Kids who get through by being stoic and behaving like adults often "pay a fierce price namely their childhoods," says Ms. Hughes.

    Families With a Missing Piece 2010

  • But when it comes to technology, our childhoods are a thoroughly out-of-date guide to what to do.

    A Father's Dilemma 2008

  • And while they're sneering at the candidates for stopping to bowl, or have a beer and a shot in front of the cameras, some journalists have no qualms about reinventing themselves - recalling childhoods misspent on the mean streets of West Chester.

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  • Prior research had indicated that if people are given subliminal flashes of this message and then asked to recall their childhoods, it often increases their tendency to remember good events.

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  • These days, I talk to my dad and we believe our childhoods were the same, and that the young of today don't know what's good for them.

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  • Many of us recall our childhoods as periods of endless happiness - but if closely quizzed, we may then recall boredom, chilblains, over-boiled greens, endless homework and trips to dull friends.

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  • They insist that the comics from their childhoods are the best, and that everything that ever happened, happened.

    Comic Book Resources 2010

  • The soup was served without a plate of croutons, tomatoes or boiled eggs to add in, but instead came with toasts of Ukrainian bread fried in oil, which made us all recall our childhoods, as our mothers used to make those.

    News on 2008

  • Georgia's kids did not have the kind of childhoods she would have wanted for them, yet each of them seem to have made it through with the same kind of determined, scrappy, loving spirit their mother once had.

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