infant prodigy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n infant prodigy a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age "Mozart was a child prodigy"
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Quotations

  • Robert Moses
    Robert Moses
    “He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.”

Usage

In literature:

He must share the infant prodigy he had discovered.
"John Barleycorn" by Jack London
How's the infant prodigy, I lunched with Ella Monahan, and she told me your first New York trip was a whirlwind.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
The infant was fast becoming a prodigy.
"The Dominion of the Air" by J. M. Bacon
You are no infant prodigy, and we have no pictures of your calves to show him in the papers.
"The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories" by Owen Wister
She was rather startled by Miss Ferrars saying, 'By-the-by, Albinia, how was it that you never told us of the development of the Infant prodigy?
"The Young Step-Mother" by Charlotte M. Yonge
In music she was not only an infant prodigy, but very much of a born genius.
"The Unwilling Vestal" by Edward Lucas White
It's your fault for being such a young Infant Prodigy, and mine for not being able to field like an ordinary human being.
"Mike" by P. G. Wodehouse
The children played at all the chief cities of the empire, and everywhere they were welcomed as infant prodigies.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
George Washington, Adjutant of the State of Virginia at 21, is one other military infant prodigy who never later belied his early fame.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
What I object to is the exploitation on a large scale of the infant prodigy.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
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In poetry:

An infant prodigy I, and ere
Expired a tenth of my granted day,
I wrested from lion-grasp the spear--
A nation's power I held in sway;
I broke the gives from freedom's graves,
And steam and lightning I bound my slaves.
"Uncle Sam's Soliloquy" by Madge Morris Wagner