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PUBERTY, civil law. The age in boys after fourteen years until full age, and in girls after twelve years until full age. Ayl. Pand. 63; Hall's Pract. 14; Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. tom. 6, p. 100; Inst. 1, 22; Dig. 1, 7, 40, 1; Code, 5, 60, 3.

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His voice cracking with emotion, I almost wanted to run into the telly and hug him when he said: "If you don't like me - I won't be here for ever.
His voice cracking, he added: "I know I shouldn't have but I was scared.
Holding a tissue up to his face and his voice cracking with emotion, he told jurors: "I wanted to get to them but I couldn't.
His voice cracking with emotion, the Inverness car valeter added: "The last I saw Mr Lennon al ive was him reaching to open the door.
Warwick Avenue ran a close second, her voice cracking with what you suspect was genuine emotion.
He added, in a voice cracking with emotion: "I did not plan it.
Miss Adams was among those who spoke during the 40 minute service, her voice cracking with emotion as she described how she would always remember Katherine.
Two more,'' yells Rasmussen, his voice cracking from shouting instructions.
His voice cracking with emotion, he said he and his partner Julie Costello, aged 27, were overwhelmed when they discovered they had won the roll-over jackpot.
His voice cracking, Sarmiento said he would be willing to shell out of his own money to help the family of his driver whom he trusted for seven years.
Pendleton, her voice cracking as she unsuccessfully fought back tears, insisted she was more than happy to be leaving her last Olympics with a silver to add to the gold she had already won in the keirin.
His voice cracking with emotion, he said: "No one is going to take my kids away from me.

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