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Difference between Child of man and Man-child

child of man —(liter.) a human being:

  • The elephant lays down his life to save the child of man, and, consequently, innocence and honesty triumphs over selfishness.

man-child—(pl. men-children) a male child; a boy:

  • Three years later another little girl was born, and lastly a handsome little man child was born to this family in 1863.