Quotes of precocious

  1. I shall confess at the outset that it was only shortly after the beginning of this century that I entered active life- with a somewhat precocious capacity for involvement. – Rene Cassin
  2. I basically was a precocious little kid. – Michael Ironside
  3. The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies. – Lester B. Pearson
  4. What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero. – Pablo Picasso
  5. I was a precocious reader. – Norman Spinrad

Usage examples for precocious

  1. Riding beside the Marquess, who swore under his breath at the ravages of the undyked stream and the sight of good arable land run wild and choked with underbrush, the little boy obtained a precocious insight into the evils of a system which had long outlived its purpose, and the idea of feudalism was ever afterward embodied for him in his glimpse of the peasants of Valdu looking up sullenly from their work as their suzerain and protector thrust an unfamiliar painted smile between the curtains of his litter. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  2. But a precocious experience of life had taught her that emotions too strong for the nature containing them turn, by some law of spiritual chemistry, into a rankling poison; and she had therefore resigned herself to serving as a kind of outlet for Bessy's pent- up discontent. – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  3. Precocious as was his gift for expression, and versatile and brilliant as had been his productiveness in the 1848 era, he was true to his Anglo- Saxon stock in being more effective at seventy than he had been at thirty. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
  4. Among the hearers was Prince Esterhazy, who was so pleased with the precocious talent shown that he put a purse of fifty ducats in the young musician's hand. – Great Violinists And Pianists by George T. Ferris
  5. I do not deal with precocious infants. – Boy Scouts in Mexico; or On Guard with Uncle Sam by G. Harvey Ralphson
  6. Isaac was early remarked as a very precocious child. – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child
  7. He was precocious in dissipation. – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  8. She dwells with my father, and is an exceedingly sharp and precocious little girl. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne
  9. One night, however, Tommy, being precocious and, as we discovered afterwards, keen on seeing life, took advantage of parental absence to clamber to the entrance of the nursery and, losing his balance, toppled over into the garden. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  10. " Look," cried Lady Di, " there comes Mr. Fox, the precocious the irresistible. – Richard Carvel, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  11. These individuals, reaching adult size some three to four years sooner than the average age, were precocious also in the earlier stages of postnatal development. –  by
  12. The precocious youth was deeply immersed in a three- days'- old copy of The Times. – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  13. I cannot forget, that, while Slavery was waging war against our nation, the working- men of Belgium in public meeting protested against that precocious Proclamation of Belligerent Rights by which the British Government gave such impulse to the Rebellion; and now, in the same spirit, and for the sake of true peace, they declare themselves against that War System by which the peace of nations is placed in such constant jeopardy. – The Duel Between France and Germany by Charles Sumner
  14. He was taken away from that school and sent where there was a lower class of boys, whose leader he soon became, but in his studies he was far from precocious though not dull. – Plays: The Father; Countess Julie; The Outlaw; The Stronger by August Strindberg
  15. Their early precocious wisdom had not vanished with the passing of childhood. – Lords of the Stratosphere by Arthur J. Burks
  16. He was a precocious child, and early developed a love for nature, which his parents encouraged in every way they could. – American Men of Mind by Burton E. Stevenson
  17. He appeared to be a handsome, well- built lad of fifteen or so, big for his age, and precocious – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  18. And what the child thinks and feels is a reflection of the hopes, desires, and purposes of the parents who brought him overseas, no matter how precocious and independent the child may be. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  19. She was an astonishingly precocious child, and many persons who watched her shook their heads and predicted that her talent had ripened too early, and that, as is the case with many promising stage children, she would never amount to anything. – Famous Prima Donnas by Lewis Clinton Strang