man-child

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n man-child a child who is male
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1995, KFC sold 11 pieces of chicken for every man, woman and child in the US.
    • n man-child A male child.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the band KISS, Gene Simmons was "The Demon", Paul Stanley was "Star Child", Ace Frehley was "Space Man", and Peter Criss was "The Cat.
    • Man-child a male child: a boy
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Quotations

  • Irish Proverb
    Irish Proverb
    “Twenty years a child; twenty years running wild; twenty years a mature man --and after that, praying.”
  • Sir Richard Steele
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    “That man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart.”
  • Jean Arp
    Jean Arp
    “Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.”
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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    “But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!”
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    “How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mann; Ger. mann, Dut. man, L. masmans, a male, Sans. manu, a man.

Usage

In literature:

He would fight for this child as man never before fought for woman.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
The child lay unconscious, and the man sat with his head in his hands, as one brooding.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
For however they might have been divided in opinion before, every man, woman and child were solidly for her now.
"A Woman for Mayor" by Helen M. Winslow
Sonachan and Ardkinglas and the tacksmen came over to listen, and the man with the want began to weep with a child's surrender.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
A rifle in the hands of a child is as deadly a weapon as in the hands of a strong man.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
One child the man had, and that child was Mary Snow.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
De Barral clung to the child like a drowning man.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
At the feet of the child lies a man with his face pressed down to the ground.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
The child explained that what he heard were the devils tormenting the rich man's soul.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
My dear fellow, I want you to be my child's protector in a time of trouble, for I am a dying man.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
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In poetry:

But 't was a dream of youthful hopes,
And fast and free it ran,
And it told to a little sleeping child
Of a boy become a man!
"The Dreams" by Eugene Field
"Step in," then said the kindly man,
"And stand here in the hall,
You shall have bread, poor starving child,
I promise you you shall."
"The Dean's Brother" by John Hartley
We wrote of a world that was human
And we wrote of blood that was red,
For a child, or a man, or a woman—
Remember when we are dead.
"In The Day's When We Are Dead" by Henry Lawson
Then felt I like a child that holds
A trumpet that he must not blow
Because a man is dead; I dared
Not speak to let this false world know.
"Money" by William H Davies
Her time, as Rachel did not know,
Until she felt the child-birth throe:
So, 'till it comes, man ne'er can say
What day shall be his dying day.
"Concerning The End Of The World" by Rees Prichard
Sweet child of Heaven, and joy of earth!
O, when will Man thy value learn?
We rudely drove thee from our hearth,
And vainly sigh for thy return.
"Monday Night May 11th 1846 / domestic peace" by Anne Bronte

In news:

Prosecutors said the man developed a relationship with the child online.
In what an officer of the court called an unusual move, a magistrate set a man charged with an April 6 statutory rape and child molestation free on bail.
Engelthaler said it wasn't prudent to use public money to stockpile Tamiflu for every man, woman and child.
New York's top court, ruling today against a man who resisted paying an extra $93 in child support, upheld and expanded the state's ability to calculate child support payment s.
Texarkana Man Arrested for Child's Death.
A Kalamazoo man was being held by police on suspicion of first-degree child abuse in connection with a Thursday incident involving a 2-year-old girl.
Authorities say 29-year-old Tamika Lashaunda Willis did not buckle the child into a car seat when she tried to run over the man, eventually rammed the car into his house.
NEWARK — His arrest in Thailand three years ago came after investigators stumbled across his Ukrainian-based child pornography website on the computer of a Long Branch man charged in another case.
NEWARK — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey have charged a Ukrainian man with founding and operating a child pornography website.
A Thornton man was accused of shaking an infant child and threatening a woman who witnessed it.
At one point two women are seen arguing, followed by an 8-year-old child being violently pulled into a waiting car by an unidentified man and one of the women seen earlier in the video.
A Delaware Water Gap man wanted on charges of child pornograrphy turned himself into authorities Wednesday morning.
WOC Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges.
Alabama man arrested on child sex abuse charges after befriending girl on Facebook.
Man arrested in bleach attack on NYC rabbi who exposes child abuse claims.
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In science:

If F(S) = {-eS }, whenever #S > 3, then we have a possible generalization of the man, woman and child problem of Alkan (1988).
Stable Outcomes For Contract Choice Problems
Every mother, every child, every man in Sicily knows then the word.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
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