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  • "I heard the bullets whistle; and believe me there is something charming in the sound," he had written in a letter printed later in the London Magazine, which could be taken as the bravado of a callow youth, but, as he had found, he was one of those rare few who, under fire, were without fear.†   (source)
  • Once, long ago, a callow youth had come from Norvos, a big broad-shouldered boy with a mop of dark hair.†   (source)
  • He thinks him callow and incapable of governing, and finds it galling that a man who was a mere lieutenant during the Second World War is taking over the presidency from the general who directed the D-Day invasion.†   (source)
  • I felt the puissance and evil of their thoughtless, callow maggotry.†   (source)
  • He was, as mentioned, callow and youthful, as yet, at nineteen, without much developed musculature or hair on his lip.†   (source)
  • Oh but of course Frederic had only been a boy, then, a mere twenty-five years old, callow and young, without experience of the world.†   (source)
  • She found herself both warmed and distressed by this callow, transfixed infatuation and could really respond only to the poetry, for besides being, at twenty or so, at least ten years younger than she was, he was also physically unappealing—that is, enormously overweight aside from his grotesquely disoriented eyes.†   (source)
  • Can it be that we do not love to be reminded that we are very young and callow in a world that was old when we came into it?†   (source)
  • Luke's bitchiness was inept and sentimental by comparison, mere callow petulance.†   (source)
  • Also callow.†   (source)
  • Spare me your callow enthusiasms, good friend.   (source)
  • I'm not the callow youth of yesteryear.   (source)
  • A callow youth, always smiling, skilled with a how; it was hard to imagMe him as Lord of Winterfell.†   (source)
  • I can drink in my own home without some callow-faced merchant's brat looking at me like I was dirt.†   (source)
  • Next to Rhaegar, even her beautiful Jaime had seemed no more than a callow boy.†   (source)
  • I was young and callow, but that youthfulness was also inescapably pure.†   (source)
  • Volmark is a callow boy, but he has Black Harren's blood in him through his mother.†   (source)
  • It was a callow, boyish face in the portrait, with a forced and unconvincing smile.†   (source)
  • Carolina was well-known around the state for its beautiful girls and its callow fraternity boys whose IQ's hovered around the cut-off point for morons.†   (source)
  • Men were always lying about women; she would put it down as the braggadocio of a callow boy smitten by her beauty.†   (source)
  • Slight and callow.†   (source)
  • Dreary loutish words, spoken from an intimidating vantage point, no finesse, no class, callow and cruel, an utterance one might expect from a B-grade movie Nazi Schweinhund.†   (source)
  • So much of the rest of what I wrote was made up of callow musings, pseudo-gnomic pretentiousness, silly excursions into philosophical seminars where I had no business horning in, that I decisively cut off any chance of their perpetuation, by consigning them, a few years ago, to a spectacular backyard auto-da-fe.†   (source)
  • 'What things you do say, father,' he protested with a callow giggle.†   (source)
  • A troop of newly arrived students, very young, pink and callow, followed nervously, rather abjectly, at the Director's heels.†   (source)
  • …own song and tapped with the remorseless and savage egotism of the young our own snail-shell till it cracked (I am engaged), or perched solitary outside some bedroom window and sang of love, of fame and other single experiences so dear to the callow bird with a yellow tuft on its beak, now come nearer; and shuffling closer on our perch in this restaurant where everybody's interests are at variance, and the incessant passage of traffic chafes us with distractions, and the door opening…†   (source)
  • News-items and three-line editorial squibs dug at his tyranny, his ignorance, his callowness.†   (source)
  • It advertised his callowness—a callowness sheer and unutterable.†   (source)
  • It was the qualified bray of the callow official, the "I am not perfect, but—" that got on her nerves.†   (source)
  • Between dances she sat in the largest chair, waving her cigarette, summoning her callow admirers to come and talk to her.†   (source)
  • And Clyde, callow and inexperienced in the ways of the world, and those of the opposite sex, was never weary of observing the beauty, the daring, the self-sufficiency and the sweetness of these, as he saw them.†   (source)
  • One summer, while visiting in the little village among the Green Mountains where her ancestors had dwelt for generations, she had kindled the callow fancy of the most idle and shiftless of all the village lads, and had conceived for this Howard Carpenter one of those extravagant passions which a handsome country boy of twenty-one sometimes inspires in an angular, spectacled woman of thirty.†   (source)
  • The law doth not permit a child to make or meddle in any weighty matter, good my liege, holding that its callow wit unfitteth it to cope with the riper wit and evil schemings of them that are its elders.†   (source)
  • She belonged to the callow academic period of his life which he had outgrown—Grasmere, serious talks and walks, that sort of thing.†   (source)
  • The spectre-knight of the Kingdom of Dreams and Shadows is become a spectre-earl—a dizzy flight for a callow wing!†   (source)
  • Such a downy tip was on his callow chin, that he seemed half fledged like a young bird; and a compassionate observer might have urged that, if he had not singed the calves of his legs, he would have died of cold.†   (source)
  • This is what that charming Saint Francois de Sales calls somewhere "les pretres blancs-becs," callow priests.†   (source)
  • They are not callow like the young of most birds, but more perfectly developed and precocious even than chickens.†   (source)
  • No, now like callow boys or widowed women they wail to one another to go home!†   (source)
  • To this, great Hektor in his shimmering helmet answered: "Son of the ancient line of Telamon, Aias, lordly over fighting men, when you try me you try no callow boy or woman innocent of war.†   (source)
  • I was surrounded by the stale smut of clubmen, stories to disturb callow youth, ads for transparencies, truedup dice and bustpads, proprietary articles and why wear a truss with testimonial from ruptured gentleman.†   (source)
  • Then, past a boy, the callow down began To shade my chin, and call me first a man.†   (source)
  • "Don't be surprised at that," returned the musician; "for with the callow poets of our day the way is for every one to write as he pleases and pilfer where he chooses, whether it be germane to the matter or not, and now-a-days there is no piece of silliness they can sing or write that is not set down to poetic licence."†   (source)
  • Mean while the tepid caves, and fens, and shores, Their brood as numerous hatch, from the egg that soon Bursting with kindly rupture forth disclosed Their callow young; but feathered soon and fledge They summed their pens; and, soaring the air sublime, With clang despised the ground, under a cloud In prospect; there the eagle and the stork On cliffs and cedar tops their eyries build: Part loosely wing the region, part more wise In common, ranged in figure, wedge their way, Intelligent…†   (source)
  • As, when the dove her rocky hold forsakes, Rous'd in a fright, her sounding wings she shakes; The cavern rings with clatt'ring; out she flies, And leaves her callow care, and cleaves the skies: At first she flutters; but at length she springs To smoother flight, and shoots upon her wings: So Mnestheus in the Dolphin cuts the sea; And, flying with a force, that force assists his way.†   (source)
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