Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of child.

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  • noun pl. of child.

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  • noun Plural form of child.

Etymologies

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From Middle English children, alteration of earlier childre ("children"), from Old English ċildru, ċildra ("children"), plural of ċild ("child").

Examples

  • In this chapter we look at children whose bones are weak and deformed, and at children who do not grow as tall as other children’.

    1) Head Control and Use of Senses

  • They might also talk with school teachers, local health workers or concerned parents about developing CHILD-to-child activities, or organize local children to build a ‘playground for all children’.

    Chapter 6

  • We have already discussed how children can help build a low-cost ‘playground-for-all children’.

    Chapter 6

  • That’s why I hate people with children, like my brother-in-law, who told me: “you don’t know what responsibility means, you have no children”.

    FallNews

  • _All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children_.

    Daily Strength for Daily Needs

  • Bondmen and bondmaids might be bought from the heathen round about them; these were left by fathers to their children after them, but it does not appear that the _children_ of these servants ever were reduced to servitude.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • The busha would then send word to the Governor that the people had given up their children, not being able to support them, and the Governor would have the children bound to the busha, "and _then_," said they, "_we might whistle for our children_!"

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • Bondmen and bondmaids might be bought from the heathen round about them; these were left by fathers to their children after them, but it does not appear that the _children_ of these servants ever were reduced to servitude.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • Not for yourselves, O comrades, but for your children -- _your children_!

    The Nine-Tenths

  • A man must learn to love his children, not because they are his, but because they are _children_, else his love will be scarcely a better thing at last than the party-spirit of the faithful politician.

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

Comments

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  • "The King was a kind-hearted man, and very fond of children, like all people who are fond of the ridiculous."

    - Chesterton, The Napoleon of Notting Hill.

    January 31, 2008

  • "Make no mistake. I take these children seriously. It is not possible to see too much in them, to overindulge your casual gift for the study of character. It is all there, in full force, charged waves of identity and being. There are no amateurs in the world of children."

    --Don DeLillo, White Noise

    May 18, 2009

  • thoughts

    July 22, 2009