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 Meanings and Examples of PREMATURE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  too soon; too early; occurring before a state of readiness
Classic Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  The court was very cool and a little damp, and full of premature twilight, although the sky, high up overhead, was still bright with sunset.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
2  He might have risen still higher, but for the premature death of the heroic Coeur-de-Lion, before the Castle of Chaluz, near Limoges.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
3  I have been a little premature, I perceive; I beg your pardon.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21
4  It would be premature to state that plainly.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
5  Her features and figure were those of a woman of thirty, but her hair was shot with premature grey, and her expression was weary and haggard.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
6  The money which I had reckoned upon never came to hand, and a premature examination of accounts exposed my deficit.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
7  Towards evening, however, the breaking of a test-tube brought his research to a premature ending, and he sprang up from his chair with an exclamation of impatience and a clouded brow.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
8  The question now is whether we should take a premature lunch here, or run our chance of starving before we reach the buffet at Newhaven.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
9  And yet it may be premature to abandon the case.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  Dr. Meade, who had arrived out of breath, expecting to find Melanie in premature labor at least, judging by Aunt Pitty's alarmed summoning, was indignant and said as much.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
11  In a countryman, this sudden flame of friendship would have seemed far too premature, a thing to be much distrusted; but in this simple savage those old rules would not apply.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
12  Yet the premature hour of the Pequod's sailing had, perhaps, been correctly selected by Ahab, with a view to this very complexion of things.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
13  I think I was premature in promising.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
14  We must not be premature in our judgments.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In SECOND ACT
15  I am not myself in favour of premature experiences.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In THIRD ACT
Example Sentence:
1  The baby was six weeks premature.
2  Accidents are still the number one cause of premature death for Americans.
3  Nowadays a premature baby has a very good chance of survival.
4  A fire caused the premature closing of the exhibition.
5  For enterprises and service providers, the use of network processors ensures against premature product obsolescence.
6  Their criticisms seem premature considering that the results aren't yet known.
7  Angela's twin girls Ava and Amelie were born five weeks premature and had to be resuscitated with oxygen.
8  The specialist medical team, including a midwife and experts in premature babies, have taken an incubator due to the boy's condition.
9  It is too premature to make any detailed assessment on the situation of the Corinthians Arena as we are still awaiting the technical report to be able to evaluate the scale of the damage.
10  I think the industry has been entirely premature in putting this kind of food onto shelves in our supermarkets.
11  The neonate was born prematurely so she is still in the hospital.
12  They might therefore be fearful of losing out if they accept a tender offer prematurely.