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Definition young and inexperienced
  • She described him as shallow and callow.
callow = young and inexperienced
  • I'm not the callow youth of yesteryear.
    Ken Morley
  • Spare me your callow enthusiasms, good friend.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • Nwoye's callow mind was greatly puzzled.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • callow = young and inexperienced
  • 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?
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • callow = young and inexperienced
  • Six months ago, the first time he set out to find her, he was still a callow kid.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • callow = young and inexperienced
  • They are not callow like the young of most birds, but more perfectly developed and precocious even than chickens.
    Thoreau, Henry David  --  Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedience
  • And then our jolly little nest here would be broken up — and we poor callow nestlings thrown out on the cruel world of boardinghouses again.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne of The Island
  • Because I can feel her changing me again: I was a callow boy, and then a man, good and bad.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Between dances she sat in the largest chair, waving her cigarette, summoning her callow admirers to come and talk to her.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • 'What things you do say, father,' he protested with a callow giggle.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Such a callow, inexperienced youth, she thought.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • A callow youth, always smiling, skilled with a how; it was hard to imagMe him as Lord of Winterfell.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • They are not callow like the young of most birds, but more perfectly developed and precocious even than chickens.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • News-items and three-line editorial squibs dug at his tyranny, his ignorance, his callowness.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Then, past a boy, the callow down began To shade my chin, and call me first a man.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • It advertised his callowness—a callowness sheer and unutterable.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • He was, as mentioned, callow and youthful, as yet, at nineteen, without much developed musculature or hair on his lip.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I felt the puissance and evil of their thoughtless, callow maggotry.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • He realized what a callow romantic he was.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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