According to psychoanalysis, the first social and sexual stage of an infant's development, during which the infant focuses on satisfying hunger. Psychoanalysts believe that during this stage, the mouth is the focus of the libido; eating, sexual, and aggressive drives are satisfied by chewing, suckling, and biting. (See also anal stage, genital stage, and pleasure principle.)
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But at this stage, he is either afraid or unable to get carried away by his thoughts.
Whether he can do it on the national stage is the unanswered question.
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My doctor put me on oral contraceptives to induce a period, figuring it would help build bone.
The second major split between the capital and the court occurred over oral care.
But between the phase of schooling and the phase of adult learning there is an intermediate stage.
In practice we find a good deal of technical study comes into the college stage.
In Scotland and America that is distinguished and thought of clearly as the college stage.
It was in the college stage that most of us made out our religion and made it real for ourselves.
My schooling was shocking but, as a blessed compensation, my college stage was rather exceptionally good.