Usage examples for adult

  1. The iris of a new- born babe is sometimes a blue brown; it is decidedly a different brown from that of the adult or of the child of five years. – The Bontoc Igorot by Albert Ernest Jenks
  2. In adult argument the same thing is often attempted: we often hear- I cried Church first! – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  3. Addition is made from without to the stature of a boy without prejudice to his identity, for the boy and the adult are numerically the same man. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  4. Then Benita taking her position between her father and Jacob Meyer, they advanced towards the ring of natives, of whom there may have been two hundred- all of them adult men. – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard
  5. The faculty of seeing in the crystal I have found to exist in about one person in ten among adults, and in nearly nine in every ten among children; many of whom appear to lose the faculty as they grow to adult age, unless they practise it continually." – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  6. Many examples are known in which both chrysalis and adult of the same species pass the winter and also of those in which young and well- grown larvae pass the winter. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
  7. They were certainly numerous- large, in proportion to the emigrant adult population; but who can extinguish the flames of envy without kindling contempt! – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  8. Kristen had become a child- it was in her innocent eyes- except that her body was now the flesh of a child over the bone structure of an adult. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  9. To be sure, the Federation has supported such laws for women and children workers, but so far as adult male labor was concerned, it has always preferred to leave the field clear for the trade unions. – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman
  10. In any event, it can be seen that the line is very close, certainly in the case of adult male labor. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  11. The English- speaking Uitlanders numbered nearly 100, 000, of whom fully one- half were adult males. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  12. It is evidently wise to begin a general survey of the subject with some of those simpler cases in which the differences between the young and adult insect are comparatively slight. – The Life-Story of Insects by Geo. H. Carpenter
  13. They returned to their ordinary behavior, lived to adult age, and made profession of religion. – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  14. To shew the evil effects of overlooking this important law of Nature in the education of a child, we have only to attend to the painful results which would be the consequence of acting contrary to it, even in the vigorous mind of an adult. – A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education by James Gall
  15. In 1814, six years afterwards, Sir Thomas Staines states the adult population at forty, which must be a mistake, as fourteen years before, nineteen of the twenty- five then existing were children. – The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences by Sir John Barrow
  16. Therefore it is only in the case of the adult that accurate results can be calculated upon. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  17. When a leper is sent to Molokai, the Government provides him a house, and he receives, if an adult, three pounds of paiai or unmixed poi, per day, and three pounds of salt salmon, or five pounds of fresh beef, per week. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff
  18. If children attempt to act the role of a man with adult tools, they are sure to cut themselves. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  19. They come out as adult moths in about six weeks, or about the middle of July. – The Apple by Various
  20. However, to settle the point by fact, Mr Bell distinctly states that his specimen of December 10th was " an adult bird, not a young bird of the season." – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse