[ UK /ˈɪnfənsˌi/ ]
[ US /ˈɪnfənsi/ ]
  1. the earliest state of immaturity
  2. the early stage of growth or development
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How To Use infancy In A Sentence

  • These arrhythmias usually occur early in life during infancy or childhood.
  • From his observation and writings, it is clear that the structures of intelligence and feelings begin to evolve during infancy.
  • Unless perhaps the sixth year of the reign of Ezekias, in which Samaria was taken, they think is here called his infancy, that is, the infancy of his reign, not of his age; which even a fool must see to be hard and forced. Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew
  • The Naval Air Corps was then in its infancy and sorely needed a strong leader and champion.
  • But he proved just as incapable in manhood as he was in infancy. Times, Sunday Times
  • Since infancy, his father scolded him when he didn't stand up for himself and encouraged him to fight back if he was pushed around. Times, Sunday Times
  • Low birthweight is strongly linked to deaths in the first week of life or during infancy. Times, Sunday Times
  • From infancy through early adolescence, Semai children are largely unconstrained and free of external domination.
  • Suburban planning was in its infancy.
  • Besides revealing our solar system to be far more cluttered than astronomers had suspected, these piffling objects are providing new clues about what conditions were like during the system's infancy.
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