01. Their daughter Audrey was born about three weeks [premature], but is nonetheless doing very well.
02. Studies show that when [premature] babies receive a daily massage, they gain an average 47 percent more weight.
03. Hypothesizing about who committed the murder is [premature] at this point. We simply don't have enough evidence.
04. His [premature] death was obviously the result of a very unhealthy lifestyle.
05. I think the decision was made somewhat [prematurely], and now that we have more information, I think we should re-examine the issue.
06. In Brazil in 1962 after the national team won the World Cup in Chile, everything stopped for a couple of days while Rio celebrated a [premature] carnival.
07. During the reign of French King Louis XI, the women of high society lived mainly on soup because they believed that chewing food could cause the development of [premature] facial wrinkles.
08. Sir Winston Churchill was born [prematurely] in a ladies' cloakroom in Blenheim Castle, where his mother was attending a formal ball.
09. Research shows that two out of every three deaths are [premature]; they are related to lack of physical activity, smoking or excessive drinking.
10. She is [prematurely] gray, so people think she's older than she really is.
11. The Canadian government once described those Canadians who fought in the Spanish Civil War as [premature] anti-fascists.
12. Samuel Butler once said, "If I die [prematurely], at any rate, I shall be saved from being bored to death at my own success."
13. Franz Kafka once suggested that all human errors are impatience, a [premature] breaking off of methodical procedure.
14. Henry Miller once remarked, "I have never been able to look upon America as young and vital, but rather as [prematurely] old, as a fruit which rotted before it had a chance to ripen."
15. Anything could happen in today's 100-meter race, so it's [premature] to suggest that the Jamaican runner is assured of winning a medal.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • premature — premature, untimely, forward, advanced, precocious are comparable though rarely interchangeable when they mean unduly early in coming, happening, or developing. Premature applies usually to something which takes place before its due or proper… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Premature — Pre ma*ture , a. [L. praematurus; prae before + maturus ripe. See {Mature}.] 1. Mature or ripe before the proper time; as, the premature fruits of a hotbed. [1913 Webster] 2. Happening, arriving, existing, or performed before the proper or usual… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prématuré — prématuré, ée (pré ma tu ré, rée) adj. 1°   Qui mûrit avant le temps. Fruit prématuré. 2°   Fig. En général, qui vient avant le temps. •   Les choses prématurées perdent leur force et donnent du dégoût, SÉV. 416. •   Ces éducations prématurées… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • premature — I adjective ahead of time, anticipatory, before time, embryonic, green, hasty, ill considered, ill timed, immaturus, inchoate, inopportune, mistimed, overhasty, praematurus, precipitate, rash, raw, sooner than due, sooner than intended, too early …   Law dictionary

  • premature — (adj.) 1520s, from L. praematurus early ripe (as fruit), too early, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + maturus ripe, timely (see MATURE (Cf. mature) (v.)). Premature ejaculation is 1910, previously referred to in Latin as ejaculatio praecox …   Etymology dictionary

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  • premature — In BrE this is pronounced prem ǝ tyuh ǝ or prem ǝ tyuh ǝ. In AmE the first syllable is often pronounced pree …   Modern English usage

  • premature — ► ADJECTIVE 1) occurring or done before the proper time. 2) (of a baby) born before the end of the full term of gestation. DERIVATIVES prematurely adverb prematurity noun. ORIGIN Latin praematurus very early …   English terms dictionary

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