noun, plural in·fan·cies.
Examples from the Web for infancy
There was no YouTube or social media; the Internet was in its infancy.
The nuclear metamorphosized giant monster genre was in its infancy when Godzilla was first born.A Comprehensive History of Toho’s Original Kaiju (and Atomic Allegory) Godzilla|Rich Goldstein|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As for social mobility, Tocqueville wrote at a time when American industry was in its infancy.
I was a young reporter in the city and covered this controversy in its infancy.The Grotesque Ban On Gays In New York’s St Patrick’s Day Parade|Michael Tomasky|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, Kuniak is hopeful for the future, stating this type of therapy is still “in its infancy.”The Rise of Superhero Therapy: Comic Books as Psychological Treatment|Alex Suskind|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A family that promised well in infancy and childhood fails of its promise, its sons and daughters waver and fall.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Joshua|William Garden Blaikie
But trailing clouds of glory, do we come From God, who is our home: Heaven lies about us in our infancy!Familiar Quotations|Various
I had two sisters and a brother, besides an elder sister who died in infancy.The Early Life of Mark Rutherford|Mark Rutherford
This purpose, formed in infancy and poverty, grew stronger as his intellect expanded and as his fortune rose.Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
It is said that this power is derived from the practice of chewing certain plants in their infancy.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
British Dictionary definitions for infancy
noun plural -cies
Word Origin and History for infancy
late 14c., from Anglo-French enfaunce and directly from Latin infantia "early childhood," literally "inability to speak," from infantem (see infant).