infancy


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the state or period of being under legal age

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the early stage of growth or development

the earliest state of immaturity

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And now, when weighed down by the pains and aches of old age, when the head inclines to the feet, when the beginning and ending of human existence meet, and helpless infancy and painful old age combine to- gether--at this time, this most needful time, the time for the exercise of that tenderness and affection which children only can exercise towards a declining parent--my poor old grandmother, the devoted mother of twelve children, is left all alone, in yonder little hut, before a few dim embers.
Separated since infancy from his parents, whom he had hardly known; cloistered and immured, as it were, in his books; eager above all things to study and to learn; exclusively attentive up to that time, to his intelligence which broadened in science, to his imagination, which expanded in letters,--the poor scholar had not yet had time to feel the place of his heart.
I took into account also the very different character which a person brought up from infancy in France or Germany exhibits, from that which, with the same mind originally, this individual would have possessed had he lived always among the Chinese or with savages, and the circumstance that in dress itself the fashion which pleased us ten years ago, and which may again, perhaps, be received into favor before ten years have gone, appears to us at this moment extravagant and ridiculous.
Reminiscences, the most trifling and immaterial, passages of infancy and school-days, sports, childish quarrels, and the little domestic traits of her maiden years, came swarming back upon her, intermingled with recollections of whatever was gravest in her subsequent life; one picture precisely as vivid as another; as if all were of similar importance, or all alike a play.
Be that as it might, the scaffold of the pillory was a point of view that revealed to Hester Prynne the entire track along which she had been treading, since her happy infancy.
Moreover, in the infancy of the first Australian settlement, the emigrants were several times saved from starvation by the benevolent biscuit of the whale-ship luckily dropping an anchor in their waters.
Biddy instantly taking the cleverest charge of her as though she had studied her from infancy, Joe became able in some sort to appreciate the greater quiet of his life, and to get down to the Jolly Bargemen now and then for a change that did him good.
In his infancy he had been placed in the charge of one of the great ladies of the Court, who, according to the prevailing custom, acted first as his head nurse and then as his governess.
Psychologist Professor Vincent Reid said the research, published in the journal Neuropsychologia, showed a link between perceiving an action and carrying out that action even in early infancy.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph: Family Trouble in the Infancy Gospels
The findings from an ongoing study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), suggest exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy lowers the risk of developing asthma by age seven.
Infection and antibiotic use in infancy and risk of childhood obesity: a longitudinal birth cohort study.
She aims to track the history of an idea: the Enlightenment search for origin stories that brought together a discourse of childhood and infancy with the history of history itself.
ISLAMABAD -- Consuming peanuts products during early infancy can have zero effect on the growth of a child and on his or her nutrition, confirms a study.
The author is a neuroscientist who argues here that evolution has been programmed in the human brain, which expects the presence of a loving being from infancy onwards.