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Definition of Infancy


  1. The state or period of being an infant; the first part of life; early childhood.
  2. The first age of anything; the beginning or early period of existence; as, the infancy of an art.
  3. The state or condition of one under age, or under the age of twenty-one years; nonage; minority.

Infancy Quotations

Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.
Ezra Taft Benson

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
Ambrose Bierce

Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
Michel de Montaigne

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
Mary Wollstonecraft

There is something inexpressibly sad in the thought of the children who crossed the ocean with the Pilgrims and the fathers of Jamestown, New Amsterdam, and Boston, and the infancy of those born in the first years of colonial life in this strange new world.
Alice Morse Earle
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Infancy Translations

infancy in German is Kindheit, Kindesalter
infancy in Latin is infantia
infancy in Norwegian is barndom
infancy in Spanish is infancia
infancy in Swedish is barndom
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