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.
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.
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.
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 CooperContext 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.