young person


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n young person a young person (especially a young man or boy)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Young person Mr Podsnap's phrase for youth generally, considered as too inexperienced to hear about some matters within the range of adult human experience—from Dickens's Our Mutual Friend
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  • John Andrew Holmes
    John Andrew Holmes
    “Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.”
  • Quincy Jones
    Quincy Jones
    “Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.”
  • Jane Austen
    “Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Society always consists in the greatest part, of young and foolish persons.”
  • Edward William Bok
    Edward William Bok
    “A young person, to achieve, must first get out of his mind any notion either of the ease or rapidity of success. Nothing ever just happens in this world.”
  • Proverb
    “As the person who has health is young, so the person who owes nothing is rich.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geong; Ger. jung; also conn. with L. juvenis, Sans. yuvan, young.


In literature:

A very smart young person came from the neighbouring market town once, and tried the pond with the fly.
"The Romance of the Coast" by James Runciman
Healthy young persons must have recreation.
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
He had conceived a great opinion of that young person's penetration.
"David Harum" by Edward Noyes Westcott
Is it as easy for an old person to form a habit as it is for a young person?
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
The young lady who personates Flora should be of good figure and features, and rather small form.
"Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants" by James H. Head
A writer has said that every young person under puberty ought to be suspected of the disease.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
Some of the young persons from neighboring farms asked to be allowed to stay and dance more, and this was allowed.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm" by Laura Lee Hope
I do not consider him a proper person for any young lady of taste and refinement to marry.
"Eventide" by Effie Afton
I can't see that Lord Iniscrone is called upon to do anything more for the young person.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
She, like most persons of her class, seeing two young people together, at once pronounced them lovers.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

I knew a nice young lady there,
And though she wore another's hair,
She was an interesting person.
"Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Unto the Person kind there came
A young girl bearing her fruit of shame:
She fell and it had to pay the price -
Innocent Lamb of Sacrifice!
"Mother Doorstep" by Victor James Daley
There was a Young Person of Crete,
Whose toilette was far from complete;
She dressed in a sack,
Spickle-speckled with black,
That ombliferous person of Crete.
"Limerick: There was a Young Person of Crete" by Edward Lear
There was a young person whose history
Was always considered a mystery.
She sate in a ditch,
Although no one knew which,
And composed a small treatise on history.
"Limerick: There was a young person whose history" by Edward Lear
There was a Young Person of Smyrna,
Whose Grandmother threatened to burn her;
But she seized on the cat,
And said, 'Granny, burn that!
You incongruous Old Woman of Smyrna!'
"Limerick: There was a Young Person of Smyrna," by Edward Lear
Persons of the Drama.
Darius, King of Media and Babylon.
Pharnaces, Courtier, Enemy to Daniel. Soranus, dido.
Araspes, A Young Median Lord, Friend and Convert to Daniel
"Daniel. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More

In news:

The Young Womanhood Recognition Award is given to young women who through the Young Women's program have completed various projects for personal growth and for church and community service.
Young Buck 's Personal Items On Sale On eBay For $300.
Some of Young Buck 's personal items are currently on sale on on eBay.
A Young Person 's Perspective On Attracting The Next Horticultural Researchers.
A Young Person 's Perspective On Attracting The Next Growers.
The young person 's side at the orchestra.
Government to store personal information on people as young as 13.
I'm pretty new to Personal Training, and I'm young.
Covey, a former Brigham Young University business professor, blended personal self-help and management theory in 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.'.
A young person who came back.
As a young person, the arrival of fall meant back to school, a time I both enjoyed and disliked.
Helping youth gain early skills to evaluate and apply knowledge with a global sense, while being a powerful gift for the young person, is also a wise investment in an area for future success.
But really it was only Dallas Cowboy football a young person has ever seen.
Young people own up to their sins, but most say they're happy with their personal standards and ethics.
When I was young, a Baptist girl friend told me if I accept Jesus as my personal savior, I am saved .

In science:

Reid, Young person’s guide to canonical singularities, Proc.
On Effective Non-vanishing of Weil Divisors on Algebraic Surfaces
Young person’s guide to canonical singularities.
Hypergeometric Equations and Weighted Projective Spaces
Steenbrink: Mixed Hodge Theory, Ergebnisse der Math, Wiss. 52, Springer Verlag (2008). Reid, M.:A young person’s guide on canonical singularities Proc.
Bloch-type conjectures and an example of a threefold of general type
The hypothesis of history movies being directed by a not-so-young person is then significant.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
Young person’s guide to canonical singularities.
Simple finite subgroups of the Cremona group of rank 3