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adolescence

noun adulescentia, immaturity, juvenility, minority, nonage, puberty, pubescence, puerility, youth
See also: nonage

ADOLESCENCE, persons. That age which follows puberty and precedes the age of majority; it commences for males at fourteen, and for females at twelve years completed, and continues till twenty-one years complete.

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Below, Marc Evans, who plans to make a film about her formative years in Cardiff
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I suspect Cavanaugh was exposed to materials demonizing the man during his formative years in Catholic school.
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For Alford, the next four years were the formative years of Edward's kingship, and he sees in them stability and the gradual emergence of a maturing king.
From his childhood in Mecklenburg Country, North Carolina, and in Harlem, where he spent his formative years, Bearden immersed himself in the sights and sounds of the African American experience.
It would instantly provide a thorough guide to the Mass for young men and women who perhaps were not paying absolutely stellar attention in their formative years as they slouched in the pew like long rubber creatures half-awake at best and not real thrilled about this sign of peace thing, let alone the idea of holding a stranger's hand while saying the Our Father, I mean, really.
When reading dancers' accounts of their lives, it is usually all too easy to skim the opening chapters in which the authors, often at exhaustive length, recount their formative years and the forces that led them to take up this most ephemeral art.
George Washington spent many of his formative years in the town of Stafford, Virginia.
Thomas and Madeleine Kohl, Secondary and Elementary School Educators "This is an inspirational, factual account by the author, on how she lived with and overcame her disability, during the most formative years of her life.
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The Making of King James II: The Formative Years of a Fallen King.