flower child

Definitions

  • A child collecting flowers together
    A child collecting flowers together
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flower child someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
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Usage

In literature:

The thorns of life were indeed piercing the delicate flesh of that child whose path until then had been strewn with flowers.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
The child took the flowers and laid them reverently on the stone.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 8" by Various
A child ought to be outdoors learning the names of flowers and trees and birds.
"Aliens" by William McFee
She had forgotten to give the child any flowers.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
Outside was the happy world of a healthy country child, who grew as joyously as one of her own New England flowers.
"Children's Stories in American Literature, 1660-1860" by Henrietta Christian Wright
The very youngest child toddled after us with a withered field-flower, if nothing more.
"An American Girl Abroad" by Adeline Trafton
The flowers gave food to the child the same as to the bees and the birds.
"Maid Sally" by Harriet A. Cheever
A child is a flower which has come down from Paradise.
"Arabian Wisdom" by John Wortabet
Then there is the child who does paid work at home, extracts nut meats, makes artificial flowers and the like.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
You were satisfied to love me, the child, Italy, your flowers, your music, the beauty of the lake and the mountains.
"The Patriot" by Antonio Fogazzaro
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In poetry:

"When the moon a year ago
Told the flowers the time to blow,
In that lonely wigwam smiled
Menewee, our little child.
"The Truce of Piscataqua" by John Greenleaf Whittier
For when ye know
What glories flow
For all from childly sorrow,
A flower will blow
From your wan woe
Within the wounded furrow.
"The Temple of Sorrow" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
Innocent Child, a little while,
Ere yet the tempest lowers,
Bask Thy young heart in Nature's smile,
Her lovely smile of flowers;
"Infant Christ, With Flowers" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
The Princess was a pretty child,
Thirteen years old, or thereabout.
She was as joyous and as wild
As spring flowers when the sun is out.
"The Ballad Of A Barber" by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
The boys come home, come home from war,
With quiet eyes for quiet things --
A child, a lamb, a flower, a star,
A bird that softly sings.
"Quiet Eyes" by Katharine Tynan
All now is silent; groans are fled;
Your child lies still, yet is not dead,
But rather like a flower hid here,
To spring again another year.
"To The Lady Crewe, Upon The Death Of Her Child" by Robert Herrick

In news:

The vegan and raw Café Gratitude in L.A. Has a positive, flower-child atmosphere.
The decline and fall of America under a pinko, flower-child president.
Lady Gaga Is A Flower Child In New York.
The album Deja Vu so embodies the flower child era it would seem a difficult task for Haque , a player at home in classical and mainstream jazz genres, to remake it with authenticity.
You may remember as a child helping a parent or grandparent plant flowers or vegetables.
A Hendrixian Duke Orsino (Michael Gene Sullivan) and flower-child Cesario (Carie Kawa) bring Shakespeare to the 1960s in 'Twelfth Night.
There's a 1 in 12 Chance Your V-Day Flowers Were Cut by Child Laborers.
On the surface, my flower-child-o-phobia doesn't make sense.
Jannelle Prescott found the medallion in the flower box outside Bright Child Daycare.
The new flower field is child friendly, with pick your own hours available on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 6 pm, according to a release from the Trustees of Reservations.
Louie Flowers told police he will be a "child predator for the rest of his life" and "would go to hell" for his sins, according to a June arrest report.
Linda Rosenberger RN, executive director of Tama County Health and Home Care and Joyce Legg, Health Service RN, placed pinwheels and flowers in a planter at the Tama County Courthouse last week as a reminder of Child Abuse Awareness month.
Coming of age as a flower child was a true adventure.
(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A tree bursts with white flowers during the first full day of spring, March 21, in front of the Nazareth Child Care Center at 19 St Joseph St.
The video makes me wish I was a flower child of the seventies with its enticing and entrancing visuals.
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