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  • n. A child.
  • n. A term of endearment, especially toward children.


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  • The little one finished donning the acid-tight shorts, halter, and face mask.

    The Nitrogen Fix

  • “Johnny jump-up,” Tazza said, and a little one nearby named Johnny jumped up, to the delight of all.

    Our American King

  • There was a sudden, almost convulsive pressure of the little one to the kind old breast, and Miss Mehitable's face wore a strange expression, that looked like the smothered pang of some great anguish blended with a peculiar tenderness.

    Oldtown Folks

  • If these processes in their early start and evolution receive a setback through the treatment of people in the environment, such as interruptions of their early speech efforts, constant inattention of those to whom they speak, and persistent refusal by older people to answer questions propounded or the allowing of the little one to ask the same question without hopes of answer for a great number of times, these visualization processes receive a setback.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Even the little one is amused when I do that tongue- thrusting, eye-rolling thing.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Several silent minutes passed, and Kahvi began to hope that the little one had gone back to sleep.

    The Nitrogen Fix

  • After the mother's death the Litchfield home was such a sad, lonely place for the child that her aunt, Harriet Foote, took her away for a long visit at her grandmother's at Nut Plains, near Guilford, Conn., the first journey from home the little one had ever made.

    The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • “Sssh,” I cautioned, lifting my sweetest little one up on my lap.


  • The church, which was divided by a meadow from the parsonage, was an ugly, whitewashed building, not unlike a large barn, with a little one joined to it at one end; it bore marks of having once been a Catholic place of worship, though the stone carved work was grievously defaced, and the stained glass remained in the windows only in fragments.

    Zoe: The History of Two Lives

  • Now the little one had often heard this point explained, but she felt small disposition to give up her knowledge at this demand; so she only looked at Miss Asphyxia in sulky silence.

    Oldtown Folks


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