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Usage examples for maturity

  1. Nine years of age, however, with him was more than it would be with a young man among us, for the Asiatics arrive at maturity much earlier than the nations of Western Europe and America. – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  2. Moreover, in any but favored localities in the North, its maturity is somewhat uncertain. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  3. When it is to be sold in nearby markets or to a cannery the exact stage of maturity, when picked, is not so important, although it is always an advantage not to gather until the fruit is well colored and before it begins to soften. – Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato by William Warner Tracy
  4. He spared himself no trouble in order to work out his thoughts to the fullest maturity, to the most transparent clearness. – Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.) by Elliott Graeme
  5. " Of course I believe you, Janet," Augusta Maturity replied, trying to hide her pity, her own profound concern and perplexity. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  6. It is said that neither the mind nor the body come to full maturity so early as we are apt to suppose. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  7. He replied that certainly love sometimes germinated at first sight, and I interrupted greedily that that was all I claimed- except that love could also, at times, grow to maturity with amazing speed, a speed I never could have credited previous to these last four days. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  8. Maturity does not call attention to ill- success; or, if it does, it lays it at the door of the fish. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  9. In the next place, as the soul and the body are two distinct things, so also we see that the soul is divided into two parts, the reasoning and not- reasoning, with their habits which are two in number, one belonging to each, namely appetite and intelligence; and as the body is in production before the soul, so is the not- reasoning part of the soul before the reasoning; and this is evident; for anger, will and desire are to be seen in children nearly as soon as they are born; but reason and intelligence spring up as they grow to maturity. – Politics A Treatise on Government by Aristotle
  10. It is much better not to begin the course earlier than eighteen, on account of the greater maturity then to be expected, not only of the physical constitution, but also of the judgment, on which the preservation of health so largely depends. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  11. The country was made desolate by duly authorized robbers, who, under the Crusaders' standard, prevented the maturity of the spring chicken and hushed the still, small voice of the roast pig in death. – Comic History of England by Bill Nye
  12. The Peruvian custom of bestowing one name upon a child when it was one year old and another when it attained maturity is the direct outcome of the classification of individuals by age. – The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations by Zelia Nuttall
  13. A man who buys, before its maturity, a lost or stolen note, may collect the full amount from the maker, provided the note is payable to " bearer" and no notice of the loss has been published. – Business Hints for Men and Women by Alfred Rochefort Calhoun
  14. The disproportion " the other way about" in maturity, said Rosalie, was because the death rate among men was much higher- due to risks of their occupations. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  15. This particular scheme, therefore, never came to maturity. – The Age of Big Business Volume 39 in The Chronicles of America Series by Burton J. Hendrick
  16. She took the law from Rose in every circumstance, and if you had noticed these ladies without knowing their history you would have wondered what tie was fine enough to make maturity so respectful to youth. – The-Chaperon by James, Henry
  17. The same lofty idea of friendship which we find in the man in his maturity, we recognize in one of the Essays of the youth. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  18. The Oregon Trail had given her a new maturity and poise. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  19. Not only is this true for the race in its evolution, but for every individual as he passes from infancy to maturity. – The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts
  20. Germany was a stranger to the complete development of Gothic architecture long after it had reached its maturity elsewhere; so, too, it was quite well into the fifteenth century before the slightest change was made toward the interpolation of Renaissance details, and even then it was Renaissance art, more than it was Renaissance architecture, which was making itself felt. – The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine by Francis Miltoun
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