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We loitered along in front of them, and Dora often stopped to admire this one or that one, and I stopped to admire the same one, and Dora, laughing, held the dog up childishly, to smell the flowers; and if we were not all three in Fairyland, certainly I was.
It made her believe that she had left her girlhood behind her and was now a woman with a newly-developed heart capacity at which she would childishly have scoffed a little while before.
Here am I, content to receive things childishly as they fall out, and I never take trouble!
A child was brought up at his good mother's side an hundred years, an utter simpleton, playing childishly in his own home.
Side by side, again, with war and love, appears in the romances medieval religion, likewise conventionalized and childishly superstitious, but in some inadequate degree a mitigator of cruelty and a restrainer of lawless passion.
He looked so childishly vexed and crest-fallen that I hastened to console him.
From her slender figure Miss Haldin had taken her for a young girl; but if her face was almost childishly round, it was also sallow and wrinkled, with dark rings under the eyes.
That's why they wanted to shame him and he allowed to be pulled into this game very childishly and naively," Avziu says.
While another critic said he was "a most unattractive man; selfish, liar, childishly mean, whiningly small-minded and viciously cantankerous even towards his two wives and many mistresses".
Kamanda said Sonko was acting childishly and challenged him to provide evidence.
We can have whatever we like.' She still childishly marvelled at the lifting of rationing; a penance of stint completed.
But, when asked in Parliament about the Mayor's decision, Tory Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry - who is originally from Liverpool - chose to childishly channel Harry Enfield's famous "Scousers" sketch, stating: "As Harry Enfield and his chums would say about anyone from Liverpool, including me, 'Calm down, calm down."