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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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He stated: "In the formative years of a Labour Government we wouldn't agree to another independence referendum because we will be fully focused on these central priorities.
On the question of granting IndyRef2 if he was prime minister, Corbyn added: "In the formative years of a Labour government, we wouldn't agree to another independence referendum because we will be fully focused on these central priorities.
'Kasi ito 'yung formative years niya, I'm hoping na 'yung sa first three years, I'll be there for him and talagang tutukan siya and to instill in him 'yung good moral values before having another child.'
Presenting newly-uncovered government documents, private journals, letters and diaries, Rabbi Boruch Oberlander (head of Budapest's Orthodox Rabbinate) and Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin (Director of Jewish Educational Media) have produced a highly-engaging account which offers an unimpeded view of the formative years of modern Judaism's most recognized personality.
Senior curator Hugh Mulholland said: "It focuses on Hockney's formative years at Bradford Regional College of Art in the 1950s and include some of his rarely seen early portraits as well as significant later works which demonstrate his continued interest in pushing the boundaries."
"Researchers suspect that the outer planets danced around quite a bit during their formative years. All the sun's worlds are now, fortunately, staying put for the foreseeable future," he says.
Family comedy set in the 1970s, loosely based on the formative years of its writer, Emma Kennedy.
BBC One's Danny And The Human Zoo is written by which comedian - and based on his formative years? (pictured) 3.
Perennial World Cup powerhouses Italy also claimed two wins in the formative years of the competition, while England suffered the ignominy of losing 1-0 to the unheralded USA team at the 1950 tournament in Brazil.
He has been responsible for direct hire construction operations in the early years of the company's merit shop operation and led the global procurement organization in the formative years of the C&P division.
Derby-winning rider Willie Ryan was also associated with the Hollinshead yard in his formative years. Staffordshirebased Hollinshead, who was Britain's oldest trainer, sent out around 2,000 winners under both codes from his Upper Longdon yard near Lichfield.