- pre·boy·hood, noun
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How to use boyhood in a sentence
I grew up constantly hearing stories about Dad’s Alps, his quick green eyes lit by some sense of boyhood wonder as he spun tales to keep alive the world he’d lost.A Dolomites Trip and a Deeper Connection to Someone Loved and Lost | cobrien | January 16, 2022 | Outside Online
Compiled from transcripts found in the basement of his Connecticut home, the currently untitled memoir will include Newman’s reflections on his boyhood, his rise to Hollywood stardom and his thoughts on fame and love.
In Gone to the Woods, published 10 months before Paulsen’s death in October, he tells his own boyhood survival story.
So it was a leap from boyhood to manhood where I said, Oh, my parents are agrarian.
Ozick depicts these Old Boys-turned-oldsters as having changed little over the decades from their callow, snobbish boyhood selves.With ‘Antiquities,’ Cynthia Ozick is as vibrant on the page as ever | Diane Cole | April 16, 2021 | Washington Post
It seems like you had to make the Before trilogy first in order to achieve something like boyhood.
In some ways, a lot of the stuff we were doing in the Before trilogy is done better in boyhood.
People compliment me on boyhood sometimes, and I think, “Well, it better have been good!”
We wrote Before Sunset and Before Midnight while we were working on boyhood, and all those films are all about time.
Innovation is a poor substitute for insight, at least where boyhood is concerned.
Of his private life during manhood we know very little, of his boyhood nothing.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
He seemed to pass under the mastery of a great mood that was a composite reproduction of all the moods of his forgotten boyhood.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
Perhaps he is a little conscious of his charm; if so, it is hardly his fault, for hero-worship has been his lot from boyhood.First Plays | A. A. Milne
He had begun life as an officer in the French household troops in absolute boyhood.
He saw them dark and beautiful, tender as his mother's, true and faithful, as in his boyhood's dream of years ago.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for boyhood
the state or time of being a boy: his boyhood was happy
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