MATURE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MATURE
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mature
 v.  develop and reach maturity; grow old or older
Example Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  Children do not use inflections such as are used in mature adult speech.
2  Wine and judgement mature with age.
3  In youth the hours are golden in mature years they are silver, in old age they are leaden.
4  The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
5  There has been an increase in the number of mature entrants to higher education.
6  May our friendship grow more mature as time passes.
7  The interview showed her as a self-assured and mature student.
8  You are a mature man now; you are no longer a boy.
9  He's not mature enough to be given too much responsibility.
10  He studied metallurgy as a mature student, having spent ten years working in a foundry.
11  I need to mature my thoughts in future college years.
12  A lot of the more mature people come down and snatch up the jobs; students have less chances in summer markets.
13  I thought I was talking to a mature audience; instead, I find myself addressing a dolt or idiot.
14  American foreign policy has for decades been trapped in infantile behavior that mature men are supposed to outgrow once they get past adolescence.
15  His puerile pranks sometimes offended his more mature friends.
Classic Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  He was matter-of-fact, yes, and incurably mature.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  In the lee of the stonily mature trio Carol proceeded to the street fair which added mundane gaiety to the annual rites of the United and Fraternal Order of Beavers.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  In truth, a mature man who uses hair-oil, unless medicinally, that man has probably got a quoggy spot in him somewhere.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. Postscript.
4  On mature deliberation, it was decided that the whole family should go, for some years, to France; whither they sailed, carrying Emmeline with them.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
5  If I wasn't too old for such things, I'd rather like to play it over again, said Amy, who began to talk of renouncing childish things at the mature age of twelve.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ONE
6  But as I was not in a condition to resent injuries, so upon mature thoughts I began to doubt whether I was injured or no.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
7  It would be greatly for the public behoof if we women, being of mature age and church-members in good repute, should have the handling of such malefactresses as this Hester Prynne.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
8  Affection,' said Miss Lavinia, glancing at her sister for corroboration, which she gave in the form of a little nod to every clause, 'mature affection, homage, devotion, does not easily express itself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
9  Napoleon was now a mature boar of twenty-four stone.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
10  He thought of Rachael, how young when they were first brought together in these circumstances, how mature now, how soon to grow old.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII
11  She had a mature capacity for fidelity, for belief, for suffering.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
12  Brujon, after having passed a month in the punishment cell, had had time, in the first place, to weave a rope, in the second, to mature a plan.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
13  Much that the white boy imbibes from his earliest social atmosphere forms the puzzling problems of the black boy's mature years.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
14  But those few moonlight nights alone with Charles had not touched her emotions or ripened her to maturity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
15  She knew that she should kill one of the shoats but she put it off from day to day, hoping to raise them to maturity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII