childlikeness

childlikeness

(ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪknəs)
n
the character of being like a child
Translations
ילדותילדותיות
References in classic literature ?
Their controlling trait is childlikeness; for Blake remained all his life one of those children of whom is the Kingdom of Heaven.
I totally love the Filipino: the heartiness, the simplicity, and the childlikeness. We are a very special group of people.
EVER so often the serious-minded people of this world look at writers and say with condescending attitude, 'Can't you be a little mature?' I smile and tell them that it is this childlikeness of writer that works his creative juices.
Calder, and the Childlikeness of the Moveable Book: Children as
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.
With respect to sympathetic curiosity, unbiased responsiveness, and openness of mind, we may say that the adult should be growing in childlikeness" (1916, 50).
Virginia Woolf once noticed that '[Mansfield] has a kind of childlikeness somewhere which has been much disfigured, but still exists.' (4) It is also worth noting that some of these Mansfield child characters embody her idea of art and the artist.
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. Chapter four is perhaps the collection's most disappointing essay.