young woman


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n young woman a young woman "a young lady of 18"
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  • Billie Burke
    Billie Burke
    “A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face.”
  • Corra May Harris
    Corra May Harris
    “A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain.”
  • Dorothy L. Sayers
    Dorothy L. Sayers
    “Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.”
  • Leon Blum
    Leon Blum
    “When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when she is thirty, he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again.”
  • Salvador Dali
    “The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.”


In literature:

Behind the wicket sat a young woman of much self-possession.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
The trout fought gamely and strongly, but the young woman stuck to her work and would not give him any rest.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
A young woman and her mother.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
He was a young man, and wanted a young woman for his wife.
"John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein" by Frank R. Stockton
In very little more than the promised minute the young woman returned.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
In one factory I saw a young woman who was closely related, through her grandfather, to a man in the House of Lords.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
And didn't your wife take the young woman's part, declaring that she looked higher, and wasn't she finally compelled to yield?
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
A morbid young woman had conjured up a possible tale of wrong.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
The young woman may be useful, still farther, to all the Inmates of her father's dwelling.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
The young woman looked in his direction and was favorably impressed with his open, frank expression.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs

In poetry:

A woman is kneeling beside him;
A fair young head is pressed,
In the first wild passion of sorrow,
Against his aged breast.
"After All" by William Winter
If you try to taste honey
On the kiss of a woman,
Taste with the lips only,
If not, young man,
You will bite your own heart.
"Honey" by Edward Powys Mathers
On the other side of the sky
A young woman is standing
In a circle of lions—
The young woman who is dream
And the lions which are death.
"Irkalla's White Caves" by Kenneth Patchen
A passing glance of kindly sympathy,
Sadness upon a beautiful young face—
And a mad wish is mine for happiness,
Tears, endless love, a woman's fond embrace.
"A Glance" by Semen Yakovlevich Nadson
I almost die
With fear at the alarm, and yet so great
Is my desire to know Daria's fate,
And that of young Chrysanthus, that I too
Will follow, if a woman so may do.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Once when I was among the young men . . .
And they said I was quite strong, among the young men.
Once there was a woman . . .
. . . but I forget . . . she was . .
... I hope she will not come again.
"La Fraisne" by Ezra Pound

In news:

This morning an Australian investment banker pled guilty to chaining a fake bomb to a young woman's neck in an extortion attempt last year.
30 pm van der Sloot attacked her because the young woman discovered his secret past.
And looking at Leymah, and what she's accomplished as a young woman, it made lots of Liberians very proud.
You follow custom, young woman.
Young woman cooking healthy food with lots of vegetables.
In the struggle for individual rights in China, a young woman named Yang Yuan is creating a new category of entitlement that falls somewhere down the list from freedom of speech and voting.
From the billboard, a young woman's face smiles at us against a leafy background.
"Materialization of a Young Woman Produced by the Medium Linda Gazzera," June 28, 1909, by Enrico Imoda (Italian).
A young woman in her twenties loses the mother she adores.
One of the biggest bestsellers of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) is the first and only novel by a young woman named Nelle Harper Lee, who once said that she wanted to be South Alabama's Jane Austen.
Police were called to the dorm room of Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, a student a Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. After getting a report that a young woman had overdosed and was unresponsive.
Imagine you're a young woman from a small village in Bosnia.
) from a young woman named Emily.
Alex Munday went from an energetic, highly-talented college athlete to young woman completely sapped of all her strength in late 2004.
Diana Seggie has been serving up good will within the tennis community since she was a young woman.

In science:

April Greenside, a young woman in her late-twenties, has recently started running long distance races.
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April Greenside, a young woman in her late-twenties, has recently started running.
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C.1 April, The Runner April Greenside, a young woman in her late-twenties, has recently started running long distance races.
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