Usage examples for childlike

  1. As it was in Virginibus Puerisque, so is it in the last essay in his last book of essays:- And the Kingdom of Heaven is of the childlike, of those who are easy to please, who love and who give pleasure. – Adventures in Criticism by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. Yet at the same time she is very childlike. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  3. His childlike reliance on effort and outspeaking, for which men laughed at him, was beautiful. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. You've got to be childlike if you're poor. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  5. " Now you, my dearest lady, still retain something of the childlike innocence of former years in your glance. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  6. Then, with childlike submission, she related to me the following strange story, which filled me with astonishment. – French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard
  7. The childish is but the shadow of the childlike, and shadows are little like the things from which they fall. – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  8. The latter glanced at Faustina, whose childlike sleep was not interrupted. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  9. There was a candid and childlike desire to know, with an equal confession of the incapacity of the human intellect. – Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Last Updated: February 6, 2009
  10. But he only found childlike joy, gratitude, affection, and a faint shadow for which he could not account, and from which he began to hope many things. – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  11. Near the tutor stood the little prince, his graceful, rosy, childlike face expressing eager expectation. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  12. I did as she requested, and, childlike, soon fell asleep again. – A Grandmother's Recollections by Ella Rodman
  13. He had a vague hope that this childlike girl, despite so much of childlike talk, would understand him; and she did at once. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. And it made me inexpressibly glad, to perceive that, while gaining in dignity and purpose, her character had lost none of the childlike faith and affection which had been one of the greatest charms of the old Ideala. – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  15. O, would I had the old magician's glass To see her as she lies in childlike sleep! – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  16. Her relief, made manifest by the instant movement with which she gave way to him, was almost childlike. – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  17. With a childlike trust do I give my hand To the mighty Friend by my side; And the only thing that I say to him, As he takes it, is, Hold it fast! – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various
  18. Under the light in the little drawing- room, he noticed that she looked pale and careworn, and her limpid, childlike eyes were veiled pathetically with deep, blue shadows. – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander