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childness

[ chahyld-nis ]
/ ˈtʃaɪld nɪs /
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noun Archaic.
the quality of being a child.
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Origin of childness

First recorded in 1605–15; child + -ness
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How to use childness in a sentence

  • 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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