adolesce

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v adolesce become adolescent; pass through adolescence "The children are beginning to adolesce around the age of 12"
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Quotations

  • Wendy Cope
    Wendy Cope
    “I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Eighteen might look at thirty-four through a rising mist of adolescence; but twenty-two would see thirty-eight with discerning clarity.”
  • Art Linkletter
    Art Linkletter
    “The four stages of life are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.”
  • Earl Wilson
    Earl Wilson
    “Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.”
  • John Ciardi
    John Ciardi
    “You do not have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.”

Usage

In literature:

The schools are in many cases highly organized, with separate recognition of infancy, adolescence and middle life.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
Thomas Van Dorn should be in the adolescence of maturity; but he is in the old age of adolescence.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
It is during the adolescent period that these failures of adaptation generally occur.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
He received the candle, adolescent at last, and sat holding it and thinking.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
She told her things and things in the irresistible splurge of the silly girl whose mind is full of adolescent impurity.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
A Lion, I mean, of the genuine breed, And not a thin-skinned and upstart adolescent.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, May 24, 1890" by Various
These adolescent cones begin growing again very early in the spring.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
Such is the problem of home teaching for adolescent boys.
"Sex-education" by Maurice Alpheus Bigelow
His manner recalled the shy, adolescent uncertainty of his first approaches.
"The Immortal Moment" by May Sinclair
Calfdom and whelpage, vagaries of adolescence, you call them.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
In those days of wayward adolescence, Goldsmith found books somewhere, and many, and read them to the depths.
"Oliver Goldsmith" by E. S. Lang Buckland
Some streak of adolescence, he thought, stirred by the words he had remembered from his mother's lips.
"The Mighty Dead" by William Campbell Gault
They ranged in ages from tots, barely able to stand, to young people in late adolescence.
"The Instant of Now" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
In very warm climates adolescence is reached some two or three years earlier.
"Plain Talks on Avoided Subjects" by Henry Newell Guernsey
He was seventeen, old enough to know that his idea was adolescent and melodramatic.
"Homo Inferior" by Mari Wolf
The one extravagant desire which marked her adolescence, was to be allowed the privilege of pouring out tea!
"Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind" by Frances Martin
They existed truly enough, the passionate fevers and deep ardors of adolescence.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
Michael and Alan were not yet troubled with the fevers of adolescence.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
I read, therefore, with great avidity during my adolescence.
"The Salvaging Of Civilisation" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
I have not felt so stirred and unsettled since my adolescence.
"The Wonderful Visit" by Herbert George Wells
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In poetry:

To some somnambulists
of adolescent thighs
draped
in satirical draperies
"Lunar Baedeker" by Mina Loy
Nor curiosity nor greed
Brought these disciples to disaster;
For, being very wise indeed,
The adolescents all agreed
To ask His Secret of the Master.
"The Disciples" by Aleister Crowley
Countries, continents, isthmuses, frontiers,
Lakes and mountains, discussions and news,
Children, grown-ups, old folk, adolescents,
Appreciations, reports and reviews.
"God's World" by Boris Pasternak
In a palace of silk and gold, in Ecbatana,
Beautiful demons, adolescent Satans brave,
Mid the sound of dulcimers of Arabia,
To the seven sins their fivefold senses gave.
"Crimen Amoris" by Clark Ashton Smith
Go to the adolescent who are smothered in family-
Oh how hideous it is
To see three generations of one house gathered together!
It is like an old tree with shoots,
And with some branches rotted and falling.
"Commission" by Ezra Pound
But ah! those warm love-songs of fresh adolescence!
Around us such raptures celestial they flung
That it seemed as if Paradise breathed its quintessence
Through the seraph-toned lips of the maiden that sung!
"For the Moore Centennial Celebration" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

The majority of adolescents ages 15 to 24 use firearms, with suffocation the next most-often used, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control.
'Perks of Being a Wallflower' tackles adolescent topics.
This is a FREE event open to the public targeting the importance of adolescent mental health.
TCAS is a non-profit organization providing mental health programs for children and adolescents in Muskingum, Guernsey, Coshocton, Noble, Perry and Morgan counties.
It has been demonstrated that the blood supply to the capitulum is limited past age 10 years in adolescents .
Today, summer camps are as much, if not more, a feature of American adolescence —and not just for upper-class boys.
The conference features noted experts in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and substance abuse, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in adolescents .
Treats adolescents and adults with all types of psychiatric illness, including mood, anxiety and thought disorders.
"Your Golden is an adolescent , and like all adolescents everywhere, he thinks he knows everything and his judgment is terrible," says Marjie Alonso, IAABC executive director and Boston, MA-based dog behavior consultant.
Theater / Arts Fresh Reader performing arts reviews: " adolescent raunch" and more.
Come with me, if you dare, into the adolescent Puff's dreamworld…where hopefully we'll find an explanation as to how he became the man we now know simply as…Puff.
Integrating Techniques to Restore an Adolescent 's Smile.
Suicide is the third-leading cause of death in adolescents .
Female adolescence is — universally — an emotionally and psychologically intense period.
The emotional swings of normal female adolescence attest to its intensity, and they are also the reason girls need and deserve more protection during this time of their lives.
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In science:

However, CAS is still in its infancy and whether or not it will survive to adolescence, much less to maturity remains to be seen.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
This is compatible with the observation that adolescent pulsars (∼ 104 yr old, like Vela) glitch most actively (Lyne et al. 2000).
Transitions between turbulent and laminar superfluid vorticity states in the outer core of a neutron star
This new model formulation is used to analyze a peer social network from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
Exponential-family Random Network Models
Section 4 applies the modeling approach to the study of substance abuse in adolescent peer networks and compares it to standard approaches.
Exponential-family Random Network Models
In addition to collecting data on the health related behaviors, the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) also collected information on the social networks of the subjects studied (Harris et al., 2003).
Exponential-family Random Network Models
Overall 19 students reported having used substances. A naive logistic regression model with X as an indicator that the sex of the adolescent is male shows a significant effect of sex (Table 4.2).
Exponential-family Random Network Models
Chains of affection: The structure of adolescent romantic and sexual networks.
Exponential-family Random Network Models
Birds of a feather, or friend of a friend? Using statistical network analysis to investigate adolescent social networks.
Exponential-family Random Network Models
Despite the trials of adolescent life in America, I know that my Nathan at 13 faces nothing like the wartime dislocations that came to Boris and so many others during the terrible wartime.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
Growth of logical thinking from childhood to adolescence: an essay on the construction of formal operational structures.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
Bearman, P. S., Moody, J., and Stovel, K., Chains of affection: The structure of adolescent romantic and sexual networks, Preprint, Department of Sociology, Columbia University (2002). Bekessy, A., Bekessy, P., and Komlos, J., Asymptotic enumeration of regular matrices, Stud.
The structure and function of complex networks
Vladimir Braginsky opened the afternoon with a charming talk on the “Adolescent Years of Experimental Physics;” he was followed by more theoretical talks, by Alfonso Agnew, Ivan Avramidi, William Pezzaglia, Jack Hohner, Steve Giddings, Belkis Cabrera-Palmer, Henriette Elvang, Keith Copsey, and James Dunham.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Anxiety in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
Anxiety as a Factor in the Development of Autistic Spectrum Symptoms: an Experimental Study
Colne P, Frelut ML, Peres G, Thoumie P (2008) Postural control in obese adolescents assessed by limits of stability and gait initiation.
Natural gaits of the non-pathological flat foot and high-arched foot
Clinical outcomes of hemispherectomy for epilepsy in childhood and adolescence.
Establishing, versus Maintaining, Brain Function: A Neuro-computational Model of Cortical Reorganization after Injury to the Immature Brain
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