What does the word infancy mean?

Usage examples for infancy

  1. After religion's infancy comes youth. – Bohemian Society by Lydia Leavitt
  2. When the parent, for example, looks around the objects of his tender affection, what a new impulse is communicated by the thought, that the present life is but the infancy of their being; and that his chief and highest concern is to train them for immortality. – The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings by John Abercrombie
  3. Almost from infancy she had been conversant with many things which she knew it wouldn't do to talk about. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance