Terrible-infant

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Terrible-infant an inconveniently outspoken child—the Fr. enfant terrible
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. terribilisterrēre, to frighten.

Usage

In literature:

The American is always like the terrible infant; and you are a choice example.
"The Puppet Crown" by Harold MacGrath
Suddenly there came a rumor that Dmitri, the infant son of Ivan the Terrible, was not dead!
"A Short History of Russia" by Mary Platt Parmele
To shoot might mean to kill his own child, and not to shoot might mean a still more terrible death for the infant.
"Black Bruin" by Clarence Hawkes
A mere infant might recognise the terrible animal and point him out amidst all the beasts in the world.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
When she awoke, just before morning, she was terribly alarmed to find that the infant had vanished.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The terrible infant flew to Adrian Carr, and clasping her arms around his legs, looked up into his face.
"A Life For a Love" by L. T. Meade
Toyah was then one of those terrible wicked infant towns, it being only a few months old and contained over a dozen saloons and gambling halls.
"A Texas Cow Boy" by Chas. A. Siringo
Terrible was the distress and mourning amongst the poor Mothers, who saw their infants torn from their arms and murdered!
""Granny's Chapters"" by Lady Mary Ross
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