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Adolescence

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Adole'scence. n.s. [adolescentia, Lat.]

The age succeeding childhood, and succeeded by puberty; more largely, that part of life in which the body has not yet reached its full perfection. See Adolescency.

The sons must have a tedious time of childhood and adolescence, before they can either themselves assist their parents, or encourage them with new hopes of posterity. Bentley's Serm.

Sources: Bentley, Richard (57)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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