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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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The tribe of anthropoids over which Kerchak ruled with an iron hand and bared fangs, numbered some six or eight families, each family consisting of an adult male with his females and their young, numbering in all some sixty or seventy apes.
They were suspended by a small stem which seemed to grow from the exact tops of their heads to where it connected them with the body of the adult.
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?
Taken by an adult this powder would insure several hours of heavy slumber without danger to the sleeper.
As Oliver accompanied his master in most of his adult expeditions too, in order that he might acquire that equanimity of demeanour and full command of nerve which was essential to a finished undertaker, he had many opportunities of observing the beautiful resignation and fortitude with which some strong-minded people bear their trials and losses.
The supply of adult women was running short, and polygamy without a female population on which to draw was a barren doctrine indeed.
The brief, which examined health among Hispanic adults in the U.
Connecting with and seeking out young adults is our first and foremost priority.
WASHINGTON Joy of Motion Dance Center Youth Performance Dance Camps and Intensives, Summerstock: An Adult Broadway Jazz Intensive, Classes for Adults and Youth
Teacher Julie Carson said she's noted that more adults are dropping out of her elective classes at the Kennedy-San Fernando Community Adult School as more high school students enroll.
Global Issues And Adult Education is very highly recommended reading, especially for students of adult education for its invaluable and scholarly presentations of educating today's adults.
May 4-6: Conference on Late Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Vancouver, BC; [E] ipconf@interchange.