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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"The answer," he says, "is to use the law and regulation to force the Internet out of its prolonged adolescence." Technology, after all, controls process, not its own context.
While males are shiftless, encouraged to enjoy a prolonged adolescence that resembles a not-funny version of an Adam Sandler movie, we're getting on with life, finding jobs, and raising our families.
"It vows to excavate equities from the ambiguities of the hookup culture, this cocktail of hormones, alcohol and the faux sophistication of today's prolonged adolescence of especially privileged young adults,'' Will wrote.
The largest of the many influences responsible for America's prolonged adolescence and the restlessness and dissatisfaction that accompany that unhappy time of life is surely the political and business classes' commitment to perpetuating mass immigration into the indefinite future, as far as the eye can see.