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child within

noun

another term for inner child, one's original self that revels in play

See inner child

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  • There was not a child within two hundred miles who had ever seen a Christmas tree.

    Heart's Desire Emerson Hough
  • A Servian woman is derided if she has a child within a year after marriage.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • It is the symbol of the mother and the child within the womb.

    Evolution of Life and Form Annie Wood Besant
  • He undid it, and found the skull and bones of a child within.

  • She had so laid the child within his arms, heart to heart, that no sign of injury appeared.

    The Mormon Prophet Lily Dougall
  • He was shrewd and persevering, and he knew every man, woman, and child within a radius of fifty miles.

    Bunch Grass Horace Annesley Vachell
  • And at the sight of these little things the child within him cried out against his fate.

    The Vintage Edward Frederic Benson
  • He taught after the school of Nature; as Nature teaches the child within, so he taught, using outward objects.

    In The Boyhood of Lincoln Hezekiah Butterworth
  • John let his pipe fall to pieces on the hearthstone and drew his child within his arms.

    A Singer from the Sea Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

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