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Definitions of youth

  1. an early period of development; " during the youth of the project"
  2. the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person
  3. a young person ( especially a young man or boy)
  4. young people collectively; " rock music appeals to the young"; " youth everywhere rises in revolt"
  5. early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced
  6. the time of life between childhood and maturity
  7. of Youth
  8. The quality or state of being young; youthfulness; juvenility.
  9. The part of life that succeeds to childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity or age; the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes, from infancy, to manhood.
  10. A young person; especially, a young man.
  11. Young persons, collectively.
  12. The period of life beginning with the appearance of secondary sex characteristics and terminating with the cessation of somatic growth. The years usually referred to as adolescence lie between 13 and 18 years of age.
  13. The state or quality of being in early life; a young person, especially a young man; young people; the part of life between childhood and maturity.
  14. Child who has passed puberty but not majority.
  15. State of being young: early life: a young person: young persons taken together.
  16. State of being young; early life; a young person; young persons collectively.
  17. The state of being young.
  18. The period when one is young.
  19. A young man.
  20. The state of being young; the part of life that succeeds to childhood, the stages of life being usually divided into infancy, childhood, youth, and manhood; a young man; a young person, male or female; young persons collectively.
  21. The part of life before manhood, usually reckoned from 14 years of age; the whole early part of life; a young person.
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Usage examples for youth

  1. Does youth, does beauty, read the line? – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  2. He is now, in his youth, so full of strength. – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  3. " Ah," replied the youth, " I do so wish I could shudder, but no one can teach me how to do it." – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  4. Could it bring back her youth? – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  5. The last hope of our day lies in youth. – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  6. Youth comes but once; and this Blake- he is a good boy! – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston
  7. " Well, MacPhail," he said kindly, as the youth entered, " how is that foot of yours getting on?" – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  8. The youth, however, heard nothing. – The Princess Pocahontas by Virginia Watson
  9. That day no less than 153 people did business with the Youth. – On Something by H. Belloc
  10. " I always do, Mr. Munro," said the youth. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  11. You were the love of my youth, and you will be the love of my old age, if my lonely life goes on till then. – A Manifest Destiny by Julia Magruder
  12. But what did the youth see? – Roumanian Fairy Tales by Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
  13. In youth we look forward, in age we look back. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  14. The youth of my life would be gone. – Kenelm Chillingly, Book 8. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  15. But only he who is not quite drowned in it can feel that; only youth can feel it, because it still has the instinct of nature, that is the first to be broken by that education. – Thoughts Out of Season (Part II) by Friedrich Nietzsche
  16. He never looked up from the paper on which he was writing as he opened the following conversation- Pale Youth. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  17. The youth remained alone. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  18. " That young man's youth is over," said Meredith, abruptly, to the Duchess one evening. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. As my guardian suggested, my first youth was over. – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  20. Youth is so quick to act- so quick! – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
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