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premature

(of an infant) weighing less than 2500 g (5½ lbs) and usually born before the end of the full period of gestation
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a probably premature conclusion upon the doubtful parts of the physiological problem.
At last the lecture came to an end--I am inclined to think that it was a premature one, as the peroration was hurried and disconnected.
Perhaps, after all, I had been premature in my acquiescence.
Any open reference to the question, on my part, would have been premature at this early stage of our reconciliation.
It would have been premature to interfere with her at such a time as this.
To gaze into the depths of blue of the child's eyes and pronounce their loveliness a trick of premature cunning was to be guilty of a cynicism in preference to which I naturally preferred to abjure my judgment and, so far as might be, my agitation.
The creature probably glowed with a gratitude that amounted to prayer, too, at this moment, but it was premature: for when he started thankfully to travel off, Tom turned him aside with a pin and made him take a new direction.
Exorbitant duties on imported articles would beget a general spirit of smuggling; which is always prejudicial to the fair trader, and eventually to the revenue itself: they tend to render other classes of the community tributary, in an improper degree, to the manufacturing classes, to whom they give a premature monopoly of the markets; they sometimes force industry out of its more natural channels into others in which it flows with less advantage; and in the last place, they oppress the merchant, who is often obliged to pay them himself without any retribution from the consumer.
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THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is 'guardedly optimistic' the pending bill on premature campaigning will finally be passed in the 18th Congress.
KRCS launches fund campaign for premature babies in Yemen KUWAIT, May 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) announced on Sunday the launch of a campaign to premature babies in Yemen next Tuesday.