childlikeness

childlikeness

(ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪknəs)
n
the character of being like a child
Translations
ילדותילדותיות
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I smile and tell them that it is this childlikeness of writer that works his creative juices.
Judging from the varied contexts in which she laughs, there is more to Marie than meets the eye; she is at once like Meursault in her physicality and childlikeness and different from him in her sociability and ability to feel.
They say Christmas is for kids; indeed, it is, not because of the toys they have received nor their belief in Santa Claus, but rather their childlikeness that makes them open to new ideas and new ways of doing things and experimenting with them.
As a result, these texts operate often in ways that work to deprive children of their individual voices in the name of an acceptable childlikeness.
Virginia Woolf once noticed that '[Mansfield] has a kind of childlikeness somewhere which has been much disfigured, but still exists.
Owen's efforts emphasize the "salvific need to integrate childlikeness and imagination with adulthood and rationality," a lesson that we as readers might take to heart if we realize, as he contends, that the story transcends itself, developing from a "mimetic text that refers to a Lockean or Common Sense version of reality" to one which "transgresses into the undefinable imaginary" of our own consciousness.
The purpose of which is to bring out the childlikeness in the participants helping in triggering the laughter.
It is hardly surprising, then, that in each film a child or childlikeness is foregrounded.
Accordingly, references to the work of Lewis and Pullman serve primarily to shed additional light on MacDonald's theology of childlikeness.
Jarrell himself is supposed to have been characterized by a certain, deliberate childlikeness (consciously choosing to resist adult vices such as smoking, drinking and swearing), and is even reported to have identified with children and their cozy world (cf.
It was the third service in her series on Kingdom Principles and was based on Childlikeness.
Another entry into the sublime is through the doors of childlikeness, impracticality, and uselessness.