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puerile
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
child-like — especially acting immaturely
  • Always, in Paris or in Bonn, Max Gottlieb had looked to America as a land which, in its freedom from Royalist tradition, in its contact with realities of cornfields and blizzards and townmeetings, had set its face against the puerile pride of war.
    Chapter 27 (79% in)
  • Least of all things Martin desired such another peeping, puerile, irritable restlessness as he had shared with Orchid Pickerbaugh, but as he went to bed in a room with old prints and a four-poster, it was disturbing to know that somewhere near him was Joyce Lanyon.
    Chapter 34 (96% in)

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