wonder child

Definitions

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

  • Ted Cook
    Ted Cook
    “Parents: persons who spend half their time worrying how a child will turn out, and the rest of the time wondering when a child will turn in.”

Usage

In literature:

The great eyes of the wonderful child were wandering about the room; his hand touched his mother's lips.
"Christmas Stories And Legends" by Various
Is it any wonder that the child is so easily deceived, and credits all his joys to unseen ministers?
"The Golden Censer" by John McGovern
Large and rather majestic woman that she was, she spoke like a disappointed child, and her son looked at her with wonder.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
One may wonder how the child could have so much money, and how the animal could have been obtained for so little.
"Memoir of Jane Austen" by James Edward Austen-Leigh
She is the most wonderful child I have ever seen.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I wonder why you and Mr. Winthrop persist in making me out a child.
"Medoline Selwyn's Work" by Mrs. J. J. Colter
She wondered now why, in leaving Assisi when Propertius was a child, she had not foreseen her own regretful loneliness.
"Roads from Rome" by Anne C. E. Allinson
I've often wondered what became of that poor little orphan child.
"An Alabaster Box" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
Yes child, I don't know whither I've ever been conjured or not, but sometimes my head hurts and I wonder.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The child did not see them to wonder why.
"The Ontario Readers" by Ontario Ministry of Education
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In poetry:

And he thee;
And both for thee, and all like thee, my child,
Works daily wonders, from eternity
Has wrought them for you.
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Around on the wonderful glory
The minister looked and smiled;
"How good is the Lord who gives us
These gifts from His hand, my child.
"The Minister’s Daughter" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And I wonder what thy life will be,
Thou dear and charming child,
Who hast drifted so far across the world
To a home so lone and wild.
"Thora" by Celia Laighton Thaxter
Miriam.
Then, to dispel thy fears and crown thy joy,
Hear further wonders -- Know, the generous Princess
To thine own care thy darling child commmits.
"Moses In The Bulrushes. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
"The child-like faith, that asks not sight,
Waits not for wonder or for sign,
Believes, because it loves, aright -
Shall see things greater, things divine.
"St. Bartholomew" by John Keble
Child, thou bringest to my heart
the babble of the wind and the water,
the flower's speechless secrets, the clouds' dreams,
the mute gaze of wonder of the morning sky.
"Fireflies" by Rabindranath Tagore

In news:

Like how he was introduced to the songs of Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder as a child after he lost his sight to a tumor (he's since regained vision in one eye).
Because treating a child with heavy medication has far-reaching implications, parents wonder whether using psychiatric drugs is the best way to help their children with bipolar disorder.
There is something child-like and wonderful about a happy dog.
After allegations of child sexual assault at Penn State, many wonder why more people didn't see warning signs.
His teacher describes him as a wonderful child.
Wondering what your favorite child stars look like now.
Ever wonder where your friends or your spouse or your child is.
Jeannie Steltz sits beside her daughter's hospital bed in the intensive care unit and wonders what her child's life will be like.
So he has this wonderful painting of this mother holding up her child.
Have you ever wondered how to get your child motivated about school or a class.
Oprah first studied this world wonder as a child in school.
He is a wonderful child, but when he does not get his way, he often has a tantrum .
While some question why she's not being charged with child abuse, others wonder why she was even arrested.
And if you're wondering whether or not your mate or child is possessed, consider this.
A transgender woman loves being a parent, but wonders whether she should tell her child that she was born a boy.
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