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Sample sentences for the GRE study word puerile

puerile can be used as a adj

1.This puerile feature in a nature which was conspicuously manly had often given rise to comment and conjecture. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2.A puerile tear dimmed my eye while I looked--a tear of disappointment and impatience ashamed of it, I wiped it away. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.They are called fathers and mothers by the civil code, which is puerile and honest. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.A useful and graciously austere half-light which dissipates puerile fears and obviates falls. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.Above all, he was wrong in that after he had picked up the scent again on the bridge of Austerlitz, he played that formidable and puerile game of keeping such a man at the end of a thread. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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