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n., pl. chil•dren.
2. the killing of a son or daughter by a parent. — filicidal, adj.
2. a parent who kills his own children. — prolicidal, adj.
See Also: PARENTHOOD
- A baby is like a beast, it does not think —Aeschylus
- Childhood is like a mirror, which reflects in after life the images first presented to it —Samuel Smiles
- Childhood … like so many oatmeal cookies —Frank O’Hara
- Childhood shows the man, as the morning shows the day —John Milton
- Children are like beggars; often coming without being called —Proverb
- Children are like leaves on a tree —Marcus Aurelius
- Children are like puppies: you have to keep them near you and look after them if you want to have their affection —Anna Magnani
- Children are like pancakes: You should always throw out the first one —Peter Benchley
- Children [in families] are like rival pretenders to a throne and their main object in life is to eliminate their competitors —Milton R. Sapirstein
- Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there’s always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires —Marcelene Cox
- Children like apples … good enough to eat —Donald Culross
- Children … like robins, pink-cheeked and rosy —Lawrence Durrell
- Children … they string our joys, like jewels bright, upon the thread of years —Edward A. Guest
- The faces of the kids … suddenly deprived by fear of their childhood, looked like ancient agonized adults —Herbert Gold
- A happy childhood can’t be cured. Mine’ll hang around my neck like a rainbow —Hortense Calisher
This is the opening for the novel, Queenie, in which the author is much sparer with her similes than she is in her short stories.
- Ladies touch babies like bankers touch gold —James Ferry
One of two similes from a little rhyme within a short story entitled Dancing Ducks.
- Life without children is like a tree without leaves —Milan Kundera
- A little girl without a doll is almost as unfortunate and quite as impossible as a woman without children —Victor Hugo
- Maternal testimony notwithstanding, babies are like biscuits in a pan —Ellery Sedgewick
- My childhood clings to me like wet paint —Daphne Merkin
In Enchantment, a novel about a young woman’s search for self-discovery, the simile concludes: “Blotching the picture of who I am in the present.”
- With children as with plants … future character is indicated by their early disposition —Demophilus
children[ˈtʃɪldrən] npl of childchildren's home [ˈtʃɪldrənzhəʊm] n → foyer m d'accueil (pour enfants)child restraint n → dispositif m de retenue pour enfantchild seat n (in car) → siège m enfantchild sex abuser n → auteur m de sévices sexuels sur enfant(s)child's play [ˈtʃaɪl
It's child's play → C'est un jeu d'enfant.child star n → enfant mf star