adolescence

Part of speech: noun

The period of youth.

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Usage examples "adolescence":

  1. The Catholic form, which succeeds it, endures longer and corresponds to the age of adolescence, in which education is painfully prosecuted, and it demands a strict external discipline and masters whose authority must not be questioned or discussed. - "Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History", Auguste Sabatier.
  2. There were times when he thought that a young critic, coming in the glow of adolescence and the freshness of knowledge won from the recent study of all his works, might be better fitted to appreciate the qualities of the latest. - "Imaginary Interviews", W. D. Howells.
  3. To Miss Cassillis adolescence came late. - "Quick Action", Robert W. Chambers.