JUVENILE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of JUVENILE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
juvenile
 n.  youth or adolescent; not fully grown or developed
Classic Sentence:
1  Shortly Tom came upon the juvenile pariah of the village, Huckleberry Finn, son of the town drunkard.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  He crossed a small "branch" two or three times, because of a prevailing juvenile superstition that to cross water baffled pursuit.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  He drifted listlessly down the street and found Jim Hollis acting as judge in a juvenile court that was trying a cat for murder, in the presence of her victim, a bird.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
4  He was a snub-nosed, flat-browed, common-faced boy enough; and as dirty a juvenile as one would wish to see; but he had about him all the airs and manners of a man.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
5  That blood-coloured figure was a sublimation of all the horrid dreams which had afflicted the juvenile spirit since imagination began.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
6  Eustacia's voice had sounded somewhat more juvenile and fluty than Charley's.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
7  The only person who offered enough to make it worth her while to try juvenile literature was a worthy gentleman who felt it his mission to convert all the world to his particular belief.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
8  The children went to him like bees to a honeypot, and establishing themselves on each knee, proceeded to captivate him by rifling his pockets, pulling his beard, and investigating his watch, with juvenile audacity.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
9  There were four other stunts: one Jewish, one Irish, one juvenile, and Nat Hicks's parody of Mark Antony's funeral oration.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
10  But, in a moment of so many serious and important duties, this single act of juvenile fortitude did not attract the general notice and commendation it would have received under milder auspices.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
11  He would not have risked more if he had said twenty thousand; but a certain juvenile modesty restrained him.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER
12  He fancied himself a burden to the society, forgetting in his perfectly juvenile good faith that he had fed this society for a month; and he set his mind actively to work.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 8 CONCERNING A COURT INTRIGUE
13  I know that my juvenile experiences went for little or nothing then; and that life was more like a great fairy story, which I was just about to begin to read, than anything else.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
14  She hoped that the wise elders might be so tolerant as to listen to her suggestions about changing the shelving of the juveniles.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
Example Sentence:
1  There is a high rate of juvenile delinquency in this area.
2  The boy's case was adjudged in the juvenile court.
3  He was shipped off to a juvenile detention center.
4  We can curb juvenile delinquency by education.
5  He is an expert in juvenile delinquency.
6  She wasn't sent to the juvenile court; instead she was cautioned.
7  Before being taken to the execution chamber he acknowledged that he deserved punishment, but he said it was unfair that he was paying the ultimate price while his co-defendant, his girlfriend, who was charged as a juvenile, had the chance of a normal life.
8  You know, this is sort of what I call a juvenile approach to a serious problem," the Democrat said.
9  Your tirade is juvenile, hypocritical, and dare I say, unprofessional.