infant


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Synonyms for infant

Synonyms for infant

a very young child

one who is not yet legally of age

being in an early period of growth or development

Synonyms for infant

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Scarcely was I outside the gates of the Intunkulu when the infant began to squeak in the bundle.
Their antipathy to the poor infant was also increased by the ill success of divers theological discussions, in which it was attempted to convince him of the errors of his sect.
Stalky often visits the Infant, and has seen some odd things.
I never saw such a look on a child's face," answered Annie, admiring her own infant, and with good reason, far more than the artistic butterfly.
So the baby was carried in a small deal box, under an ancient woman's shawl, to the churchyard that night, and buried by lantern-light, at the cost of a shilling and a pint of beer to the sexton, in that shabby corner of God's allotment where He lets the nettles grow, and where all unbaptized infants, notorious drunkards, suicides, and others of the conjecturally damned are laid.
Esmeralda, the old Negro nurse whose absence on a vacation in America at the time of the abduction of little Jack had been attributed by her as the cause of the calamity, had returned and positively identified the infant.
In the street infants played or fought with other infants or sat stupidly in the way of vehicles.
Dominick had never seen an infant of such heroic calibre.
this is the infant phenomenon--Miss Ninetta Crummles.
Here, having spent some minutes on his knees--a custom which he never broke through on any account--he was preparing to step into bed, when, upon opening the cloathes, to his great surprize he beheld an infant, wrapt up in some coarse linen, in a sweet and profound sleep, between his sheets.
I, their eldest child, was born at Naples, and as an infant accompanied them in their rambles.
The result was, that, after a few struggles, Oliver breathed, sneezed, and proceeded to advertise to the inmates of the workhouse the fact of a new burden having been imposed upon the parish, by setting up as loud a cry as could reasonably have been expected from a male infant who had not been possessed of that very useful appendage, a voice, for a much longer space of time than three minutes and a quarter.
When and where it first became the conventional system that a weary or inattentive infant in a class must have its face smoothed downward with a hot hand, or when and where the conventional volunteer boy first beheld such system in operation, and became inflamed with a sacred zeal to administer it, matters not.
Oh, my young friend, who else could have resisted the pleading of sixteen of our fairest sisters, and withstood their exhortations to subscribe to our noble society for providing the infant negroes in the West Indies with flannel waistcoats and moral pocket-handkerchiefs?
But once gone through, we trace the round again; and are infants, boys, and men, and Ifs eternally.