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Quotes of Adults

  1. My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn't have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  2. When I was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting to be more books geared towards young adults – Alison Bechdel
  3. I want to point out to adults that there is a world of good material available to you now in comic form- in this medium- and learn to give it your support because the more you support it, the better the material will be as it comes out. – Will Eisner
  4. Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age? – Erich Fromm
  5. Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education I do not believe that either children or adults in my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany. – Douglas Hurd
  6. Kids and adults have sex for many, many reasons... Put out a question box. – Sue Johanson
  7. They asked me what I thought about euthanasia. I said I'm more concerned about the adults – Jay London
  8. Libertarians recognize the difference between adults and children, as well as differences between normal adults and adults who are insane or mentally hindered or retarded. – Tom G. Palmer
  9. For only as we ourselves, as adults actually move and have our being in the state of love, can we be appropriate models and guides for our children. What we are teaches the child far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become. – Joseph Chilton Pearce
  10. The most dangerous thing about student riots is that adults take them seriously. – Georges Pompidou
  11. Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves. – Virginia Satir
  12. I think innocence is something that adults project upon children that's not really there. – Donna Tartt
  13. Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them. – Lily Tomlin
  14. Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults – Peter De Vries
  15. In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults – Jessamyn West

Usage examples for Adults

  1. Adults were to confess their sins at least yearly to their parish priest, which confession would be confidential. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. How many in this world, both children and adults are " poisoned with their own breaths!" – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  3. In times of famine, the adults often denied themselves in order to make the food last as long as possible for the children, who were not able to bear hunger as well as the old. – Indian Boyhood by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  4. " That means twenty- eight adults and probably some youngsters who will be able to take parts," returned Cosmo, rubbing his hands with a satisfied smile. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  5. With adults the beneficial influences of fresh air, good food, well- built houses, open spaces, and healthy conditions of labour have become common- places of sociology. – Determinism or Free-Will? by Chapman Cohen
  6. They lost up to 15 pounds apiece, which on Agsk, where the average weight of adults is about 40, was serious. – The Eel by Miriam Allen DeFord
  7. Union takes place in from four to six weeks in adults and in from three to four weeks in children. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  8. Many adults it is believed, have been enabled, with ease and comfort, to commence family worship by its means; and numerous classes have been trained to the exercise in a few lessons. – A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education by James Gall
  9. The end of each individual instance was a handshake, and one went lumbering on, leaving the children one had deposited behind one already playing with old ration- tins or hunting about for cartridge- cases, while adults stared at the work they had to do. – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells
  10. Learning the Hare language, baptizing the babes and teaching the adults he also put up buildings, cared for the sick, and in his garden raised potatoes and turnips under the arctic circle. – True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World by Adolphus W. Greely
  11. He had a home for adults and children of ailing mind and body, and when he wanted a new house for the little ones, and there was no money to build or equip it, he asked every parent in Germany for a thank- offering to the Lord of one penny for each well child. – Marm Lisa by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  12. He knew how to lie to adults but he was out of practice. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  13. All the children followed me for a considerable distance, and a good many of the adults made an excuse for going in the same direction. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  14. Adults may attend these classes, but they do not. – A Stake in the Land by Peter Alexander Speek
  15. There were occasionally old adults in other series. – Mammals taken Along the Alaska Highway by Rollin H. Baker
  16. A public baptism of five adults is then described. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  17. The European populations to- day contain an undue proportion of adults and the aged, while the younger generation is no longer knocking at the door. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
  18. They are neither children nor adults yet manifesting the characteristics of both. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  19. These would be a trifle too grim for a timid child, but excellent fun for adults – The Art of the Story-Teller by Marie L. Shedlock
  20. 94 The resolution was in full as follows: Whereas, Assembly Bill, No. 14, introduced by Mr. Johnson of Sacramento, and reading as follows: An Act To Amend Section 1662 of the Political Code The people of the State of California, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Section 1. Section 1662 of the Political Code is hereby amended so as to read as follows: 1662. Every school, unless otherwise provided by law, must be open for the admission of all children between six and twenty- one years of age residing in the district and the board of school trustees, or city board of education, have power to admit adults and children not residing in the district, whenever good reasons exist therefor. – Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1909 by Franklin Hichborn

Rhymes for Adults

  • exults, consults, results, insults;
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