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  • noun Plural form of childishness.


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  • Bacon shared in what may he called, without a sneer, the childishnesses of his time, childishnesses often combined with mature powers and profound thought.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 38, December, 1860 Various

  • It would have been part of the joy, three months ago, to talk over his loving perception of Imogen's little foibles and childishnesses, to laugh, with

    A Fountain Sealed Anne Douglas Sedgwick 1904

  • Democracy exhibits the vanity of Louis XIV, the savagery of Peter of Russia, the nepotism and provinciality of Napoleon, the fickleness of Catherine II: in short, all the childishnesses of all the despots without any of the qualities that enabled the greatest of them to fascinate and dominate their contemporaries.

    Treatise on Parents and Children George Bernard Shaw 1903

  • In such childishnesses did Peking indulge when a great disaster was preparing.

    The Fight for the Republic in China Bertram Lenox Simpson 1903

  • Flaubert was, as has been said, a Romantic, but he was born late enough to avoid the extravagances and the childishnesses of _mil-huit-cent-trente_ while retaining its inspiration, its _diable au corps_, its priceless recovery of inheritances from history.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century George Saintsbury 1889

  • It is no delight, indeed, to see the shyness of children, or anything that is theirs, conquered and beaten; but their poor little slowness is so distinctively their own, and must needs be physiologically so proper to their years, so much a natural condition of the age of their brain, that of all childishnesses it is the one that the world should have the patience to attend upon, the humanity to foster, and the intelligence to understand.

    Essays Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell 1884


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