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little girl


  • A little girl with an armful of flowers examines a butterfly perched on her hand
    A little girl with an armful of flowers examines a butterfly perched on her hand
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n little girl a youthful female person "the baby was a girl","the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A little girl, held by a woman, reaches a finger towards falling snowflakes A little girl, held by a woman, reaches a finger towards falling snowflakes


  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.”
  • Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers
    “There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “Woe to you, my Princess, when I come... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body.”
  • David Bailey
    David Bailey
    “I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked.”
  • George Eliot
    “A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.”


In literature:

And please tell me all he tells you about the little girl.
"Peterkin" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
Presently she came across a stout little girl of about eleven, accompanied by a stouter little boy who might be a year older.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
The dancer was a little girl about twelve years old, as thin as a wraith.
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
I've a little girl at home just about your age.
"Clematis" by Bertha B. Cobb
Mrs. Carew stopped at the mill, and the two little girls went back to the house.
"A Little Maid of Ticonderoga" by Alice Turner Curtis
Each little girl was given one.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
I tell you that young chap sets store by that little girl of yours, though she does sass him a heap.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
A little girl passed under the bridge just before dark.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
But weak though she was, she thought of her little girl and smiled.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
I asked the little girl what she wanted to be.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
I hope it will help to make you a very good, thankful little girl.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
But that was just it, and Little Girl felt as if she wanted to laugh and sing and be glad.
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
Watch how a little girl takes care of her doll, washes it, dresses and undresses it.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
Miss Armitage studied the little girl with a new interest.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
It's the way little girls always wear them.
"Turn About Eleanor" by Ethel M. Kelley
And now, is there any little boy or any little girl who would like to answer that question?
"The Campfire Girls of Roselawn" by Margaret Penrose
Now, Widow Sprigg, let John's little girl see what sort of a supper you used to fix for him when he was hungry.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
The little girls and the boys had time to meet before Miss Delacour's arrival.
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
There's a little girl with him, too.
"Outside Inn" by Ethel M. Kelley
Being with their mother when she was dressing was a great treat, it didn't happen every night, and the little girls took it in turns.
"The Thirteen Little Black Pigs" by Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth

In poetry:

And when she bought it yesterday,
Down at the big bazaar,
She said, "What lovely little girls,
How true to life they are."
"Dorothy's Opinion" by Carolyn Wells
I say, as one who never feared
The wrath of a subscriber's bullet,
I pity him who has a beard
But has no little girl to pull it!
"Beard And Baby" by Eugene Field
Go, little girl, your course pursue,
On life's rough ocean safely glide,
May want nor woe e'er visit you,
Nor any other ills betide.
"To A Little Girl" by Thomas Frederick Young
They see her come, the little girl.
    Alas, she trips and falls!
Oh anxious faces looking down
    From the stockaded walls!
"York Garrison, 1640" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Long ere we grew to girl and boy,
She sewed the little things we wore,
And smiled unto herself for joy—
Mysterious Portress of the Door.
"A Ballad of Woman" by Richard Le Gallienne
In February the blizzard whirls.
We own a pair of little girls.
Blessings upon of each the head ——
The one in school and the one in bed.
"One Third Of The Calendar" by Ogden Nash

In news:

A little girl said I was, so I am.
The little girl who fell down a well 20 years ago is all grown up.
We have an update on the little girl who went missing Monday morning.
"She's been like that since she was a little girl, always a smile on her face," mother Missy Kaiser said.
My little girls aren't really into video games, but I thought Duck Hunt would be simple and fun enough.
Ben Affleck takes his little girl Violet to school on November 27, 2012.
ORLAND — "I started drawing faces when I was a little girl," said artist Jeanne Vodden.
My little girl who is four she will be five next month.
Trial starts for Vancouver man, little girl's father, who is charged with beating her.
A couple weeks ago, JCPenney found itself in serious and very public hot water when it was discovered the retailer was selling a t-shirt that read "I'm too pretty to do homework" to little girls.
Little girl in bed sick.
The story from Kansas City is shocking - a little girl, snatched from her crib while she slept.
"Because Amelia Smiled" is a cheerful book about how a little girl's smile sets off an international chain of good works.
A little girl's dad returns from Afghanistan just in time for Christmas.
A Nedrow man serving up to life in prison for sexually molesting a little girl for eight years was unable to convince a state appeals court that there wasn't enough evidence to support his conviction.

In science:

These notes were typed sitting next to a two week old little girl, whose non-glassy (but definitely complex) behaviour easily dominated over the noise of the laptop.
The slow dynamics of glassy materials: Insights from computer simulations