PRECOCIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PRECOCIOUS
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 a.  showing mental development or achievement much earlier than usual; appearing or developing early
Classic Sentence:
1  I flatter myself I'm a 'gentleman growed' as Peggotty said of David, and when you see Amy, you'll find her rather a precocious infant, said Laurie, looking amused at her maternal air.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
2  I was a precocious actress in her eyes; she sincerely looked on me as a compound of virulent passions, mean spirit, and dangerous duplicity.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
3  Carol was shuddering with the vicarious shame which sensitive people feel when they listen to an "elocutionist" being humorous, or to a precocious child publicly doing badly what no child should do at all.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
4  An act of so much precipitancy and presumption would seal the downfall of precocious intellect forever.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 28
5  I judged, then, that the children of that time were extremely precocious, physically at least, and I found afterwards abundant verification of my opinion.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In IV
Example Sentence:
1  Listening to the grown-up way the child discussed serious topics, we couldn't help remarking how precocious she was.
2  He shows a precocious interest in the opposite sex.