as a child

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: when one was a child
I went there once as a child.

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Recent Examples on the Web Motifs recur, such layered geometric shapes, or the circular spirals reminiscent of the Arabic calligraphy Uman studied as a child. Suyin Haynes, CNN, 18 Feb. 2024 Jaquez visited Mexico often as a child before basketball games starting filling up his schedule. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 18 Feb. 2024 The wildly exaggerated lashes on Marc Jacobs’s 40th anniversary runway were followed on the eve of London Fashion Week by a Harris Reed collection that drew on the Victorian era and the paper dolls the designer would make as a child. Lauren Murdoch-Smith, Vogue, 16 Feb. 2024 But his onscreen appearances as a child, from 1990s comedy series Grace Under Fire to The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and its spinoffs with twin brother Dylan, remain numerous — and beloved. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2024 The opera has one performer, along with a percussionist and a cello player who interact with the performer as a child who is understood to be there but never seen, Gumbel says. Kamal Morgan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 She had been airlifted to Israel as a child as part of Operation Solomon, and has talked about getting involved in politics after growing worried about whether her teen-age son would be safe wearing a Star of David necklace. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 14 Feb. 2024 Hudson asked her guest, fellow actor Joey Lawrence, about being paid for his work in commercials as a child. Kevin Dolak, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Feb. 2024 Takes dedication to be Chiefs fan in Eagles territory Lifelong Chiefs fan Mark Harkins of Middletown, Pennsylvania, shared a photo of himself as a child in a replica Chiefs helmet circa 1972 in Augusta, Georgia. Alison Booth, Kansas City Star, 6 Feb. 2024 See More

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“As a child.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20a%20child. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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