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Definition of Infancy

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

From infancy, I had been accustomed to hear pro and con discussions of slavery and the American Civil War. Although the British government finally decided not to recognise the Confederacy, public opinion in England was sharply divided on the questions both of slavery and of secession.
Emmeline Pankhurst

America is an empire. I hope you know that now. All empires, by definition, are bumbling, shambolic, bullying, bureaucratic affairs, as certain of the rightness of their cause in infancy, as they are corrupted by power in their dotage.
Felix Dennis

Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error.
Robert Owen

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
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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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