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Man-child   /mæn-tʃaɪld/   Listen

A child who is male.  Synonym: male offspring.

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"Man-child" Quotes from Famous Books

... one escape sheer estruction at our hands, not even the man-child that the mother beareth in her womb; let not even him escape, but all perish together out of Ilios, uncared for and unknown" ...
— Primitive Love and Love-Stories • Henry Theophilus Finck

... country. When the news of their approach reached King Teghmus, he bade celebrate the wedding festivities and adorn the city; after which he went in unto the Princess and abated her maidenhead; nor was it long before she conceived by him and, accomplishing her months, bare a man-child like the moon on the night of its full. When King Teghmus knew that his wife had given birth to a goodly son, he rejoiced with exceeding joy and, summoning the sages and astrologers and mathematicians, said to them, 'I would that ye draw the horoscope of the newborn child with his ascendant ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 5 • Richard F. Burton

... K. remarked, hands on the wheel, but car stopped, "she had a child there. It—it's rather like very old times, isn't it? A man-child, Mrs. McKee, not ...
— K • Mary Roberts Rinehart

... legs in glee a little brown babe. It was evident that he could not walk yet and his lack of length and width and thickness indicated what might be a babe not more than a year of age, but, despite his apparent youth, this man-child seemed content thus left alone, while his grip on the twigs which had fallen into his bed was strong, as he was strong, and he was breaking them delightedly. Not only was the hair upon his head ...
— The Story of Ab - A Tale of the Time of the Cave Man • Stanley Waterloo

... many of their predictions to solve, I asked them oftenest after the unnamed proud one for whom thy Ottomanites were charged to dig a pit. I presented names without number—names of persons, names of peoples, and lest one should he overlooked, I kept a record of royal and notable families. Was a man-child horn to any of them, I wrote down the minute of the hour of his birth, and how he was called. By visitations, I kept informed of the various countries, their conditions, and their relations with each other; for as the ...
— The Prince of India - Or - Why Constantinople Fell - Volume 1 • Lew. Wallace

... the kitchen, where she was distraitly setting out biscuit materials. He started toward her, realized suddenly that the all-observing Buddy was at his very heels, and delayed the reckoning while he led that terrible man-child to ...
— The Uphill Climb • B. M. Bower

... warmth of the moisture of marriage, the child-bearing dew. And the firstlings were fair of the wedlock of heaven and of earth; All countries were bounteous with blossom and burgeon of birth, 1170 Green pastures of grass for all cattle, and life-giving corn; But here of thy bosom, here only, the man-child was born. All races but one are as aliens engrafted or sown, Strange children and changelings; but we, O our mother, thine own. Thy nurslings are others, and seedlings they know not of whom; For these hast thou fostered, but us thou ...
— Erechtheus - A Tragedy (New Edition) • Algernon Charles Swinburne

Words linked to "Man-child" :   boy, female offspring, male person, male offspring, male, son, child, kid

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