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childness

[chahyld-nis]
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noun Archaic.
  1. the quality of being a child.

Origin of childness

First recorded in 1605–15; child + -ness
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Examples from the Web for childness

Historical Examples

  • The major had never been properly a child, but now lived his childness over again with Mark in a better fashion.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald


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