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 Meanings and Examples of ADULT
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 n.  one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
Classic Sentence:
1  An adult emotion was being born, stronger than her vanity or her willful selfishness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  She did not realize that the little boy lived shoulder to shoulder with terror too great for an adult to comprehend.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXV
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LV
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIX
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 Melville
Context  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 Doyle
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.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In VIII
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVIII
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.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
12  There had been a "revival," and everybody had "got religion," not only the adults, but even the boys and girls.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
13  The sprinkling, and, indeed, the immersion of adults is a perfectly canonical practice.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In SECOND ACT
Example Sentence: (112 in 8 pages)
16  It is no longer desirable for adult children to live with their parents.
17  As an adult, you can assess the situation realistically.
18  Children's prices are shown alongside adult prices.
19  Children unaccompanied by an adult will not be admitted.
20  The novel tells the story of a teenager driven to despair by the hypocrisy of the adult world.
21  Offering advice on each and every problem will undermine her feeling of being adult.
22  I have often thought it would be a blessing if each human being were stricken blind and deaf for a few days at some time during his early adult life.
23  It is important that an adolescent boy should have an adult in whom he can confide.
24  Children are seen as learning to write by direct imitation of adult models.
25  Empathy for the criminal's childhood misery does not imply exoneration of the crimes he committed as an adult.
26  Two weeks later the moth will emerge in its adult form.
27  Our aim is to teach our son to become an independent, self-reliant adult.
28  All adult dogs are routinely wormed at least every six months.
29  All adult males will be liable for conscription.
30  We were very adult about it.