infancy

Part of speech: noun

The state of being an infant; babyhood; beginning.

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Usage examples "infancy":

  1. After religion's infancy comes youth. - "Bohemian Society", 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", 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", Louis Joseph Vance.