n.1.The state of being a baby.
2.A babyish manner of acting or speaking.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The more radical Mary Hays, Wollstonecraft's fellow-Analytical Reviewer, also regrets the poor literary nurturance that keeps women dependent and consumed with trivialities, arguing that if they were "awakened to a sense of their injuries, they would behold with astonishment and indignation, the arts which had been employed, to keep them in a state of PERPETUAL BABYISM" (40).