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Synonyms for lad

Synonyms for lad

a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)

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The man in the frieze coat was reading the broadsheet of August 31 When the crowd collected round him he seemed confused, but at the demand of the tall lad who had pushed his way up to him, he began in a rather tremulous voice to read the sheet from the beginning.
When it was getting near nine o'clock he went out to the garden to wait till she came, and the fair-haired lad along with him; but as soon as the lad got the chance he stuck the pin into his master's coat again and he fell asleep as before.
And the lads and lassies were dancing, and there was no one to save me from my fate.
The lad, however, still maintained his resolution, and was dismissed with much wrath by Mr Allworthy, who told him he should have to the next morning to consider of it, when he should be questioned by another person, and in another manner.
But tell me first, thinkest thou, lad, that thy true love hath spirit enough to marry thee were ye together in church, the banns published, and the priest found, even were her father to say her nay?
Geoffrey dismissed the cab; and sent the lad in, to wait for further orders.
As the years went on, two little lads of her own came to increase her happiness--Rob, named for Grandpa, and Teddy, a happy-go-lucky baby, who seemed to have inherited his papa's sunshiny temper as well as his mother's lively spirit.
The lad considered his answer while wiping his sword with a small lace kerchief.
The lad departed, and Durbeyfield lay waiting on the grass and daisies in the evening sun.
At this reply Mr Witherden buried his nose in the flowers again, and whispered behind the nosegay to the old gentleman that he believed the lad was as honest a lad as need be.
He wasnae a good lad at the best of it, and I've nae call to interfere.
It is such a fond anxious mother's voice that you hear, as Lisbeth says, "Well, my lad, it's gone seven by th' clock.
At this moment, the door opened and a young lad with rough brown hair came into the room.
Before she could run, however, the tallest lad stepped out of the line, saying pleasantly
Why, man, I first loosed string in battle when I was but a lad, younger by two years than you, at Neville's Cross, under the Lord Mowbray.