1 An adult emotion was being born, stronger than her vanity or her willful selfishness.
2 The old men and boys of the Home Guard marched by, the graybeards almost too weary to lift their feet, the boys wearing the faces of tired children, confronted too early with adult problems.
3 She did not realize that the little boy lived shoulder to shoulder with terror too great for an adult to comprehend.
4 I like babies and I like little children, till they begin to grow up and acquire adult habits of thought and adult abilities to lie and cheat and be dirty.
5 With one of the few adult emotions Scarlett had ever had, she realized that to unburden her own tortured heart would be the purest selfishness.
6 He encouraged her to talk and treated her as an adult, listening to her opinions with apparent seriousness and pretending to be guided by them.
7 I confess, that since Jonah, few whalemen have penetrated very far beneath the skin of the adult whale; nevertheless, I have been blessed with an opportunity to dissect him in miniature.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
8 The supply of adult women was running short, and polygamy without a female population on which to draw was a barren doctrine indeed.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In PART II: CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET
9 Only ten per cent of the adult population was born in the county, and yet the blacks outnumber the whites four or five to one.
10 Only Ashley and Rhett eluded her understanding and her control for they were both adults, and the elements of boyishness were lacking in them.
11 It was fully a week before they were all normal again, and meantime, with whining children and cross adults, the house was not a pleasant place to live in.
12 There had been a "revival," and everybody had "got religion," not only the adults, but even the boys and girls.
13 The sprinkling, and, indeed, the immersion of adults is a perfectly canonical practice.