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adult

1. a mature fully grown animal or plant
2. Law a person who has attained the age of legal majority (18 years for most purposes)
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This you do at present with perfect confidence, because everyone knows to an inch or two the area occupied by an adult Triangle: but imagine that your Tradesman drags behind his regular and respectable vertex, a parallelogram of twelve or thirteen inches in diagonal: -- what are you to do with such a monster sticking fast in your house door?
Some of the adults lay prone upon the soft mat of dead and decaying vegetation which covered the ground, while others turned over pieces of fallen branches and clods of earth in search of the small bugs and reptiles which formed a part of their food.
Feeding with the herd were many of the little fellows not much larger than those which remained attached to their parents, and from the young of that size the herd graded up to the immense adults.
SHEA had just beaten me at chess, as usual, and, also as usual, I had gleaned what questionable satisfaction I might by twitting him with this indication of failing mentality by calling his attention to the nth time to that theory, propounded by certain scientists, which is based upon the assertion that phenomenal chess players are always found to be from the ranks of children under twelve, adults over seventy-two or the mentally defective--a theory that is lightly ignored upon those rare occasions that I win.
Eliot gave them occasionally an apple or a cake; and the adults were requested to repeat to them the instructions that had been given.
Many of the adults had been little apes during his boyhood.
As an association of diocesan and parish leaders of young adult ministry across the country, we are happy to see that a magazine like yours is opening a national dialogue on this very important ministry.
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We have adult programs throughout this district and there's no intent of taking over the adult school program with 9th- to 12th-grade kids,'' he said.
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A total of 107 participants in the adult sample and 134 participants in the young adult sample completed the questionnaire packet described below.
While there may be some bias against the ability of an older adult to alter his life with respect to problem drinking and substance abuse, research suggests something quite to the contrary.