01. When a child becomes an [adolescent], his body changes in many ways.
02. When I was an [adolescent], I questioned everything in my life.
03. During [adolescence], teenagers often prefer the company of their peers to that of their family.
04. In [adolescence], a boy's voice changes, becoming much lower over a period of a few months.
05. He didn't get in any trouble as an [adolescent] because he was so busy playing sports.
06. The guy is over 30, but he has kind of an [adolescent] sense of humor.
07. A group of [adolescents] were hanging around the park, laughing and playing frisbee.
08. John Ciardi once said that one doesn't have to suffer to be a poet; [adolescence] is enough suffering for anyone.
09. Patricia Meyer Spacks once suggested that an artist is like an [adolescent]: a dreamer and a revolutionary.
10. Earl Wilson once joked that snow and [adolescence] are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.
11. Someone once remarked that [adolescence] is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.
12. Studies show that about 7 percent of American [adolescents] may be addicted to gambling.
13. Someone once joked that [adolescence] is the period when children are certain they will never be as stupid as their parents.
14. Recent research shows that children born to [adolescent] mothers are more likely to be poor, and to receive inadequate healthcare and education.
15. There were a group of [adolescents] standing outside the arena, smoking and yelling at passersby.
16. Male elephants are driven from their herd by the dominant females when they reach [adolescence].

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  • adolescent — adolescent, ente [ adɔlesɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] n. • 1327; lat. adolescens, de adolescere « grandir » ♦ Jeune garçon, jeune fille à l âge de l adolescence. ⇒ éphèbe, jouvenceau , teenager. « L adolescent est l être qui blâme, qui s indigne, qui méprise »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • adolescent — ADOLESCÉNT, Ă, adolescenţi, te, s.m. şi f. Persoană care este la vârsta adolescenţei. – Din fr. adolescent, lat. adolescens, ntis. Trimis de ana zecheru, 12.08.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  ADOLESCÉNT s. tânăr. (Un adolescent simpatic.) Trimis de siveco …   Dicționar Român

  • adolescent — adolescent, ente (a do lè ssan, ssan t ) s. m. et f. 1°   Celui, celle qui est dans l âge de l adolescence. 2°   Se dit surtout des garçons, et alors souvent en plaisantant. Un jeune adolescent. •   L essai et l apprentissage d un jeune… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • adolescent — ADOLESCENT, ENTE. s. Jeune personne de l un ou de l autre sexe. Il ne se dit guère qu en plaisantant. Un jeune adolescent. Il s emploie quelquefois adjectivement. Un jeune homme encore adolescent. L amour adolescent. On dit aussi figurément. Une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Adolescent — Ad o*les cent ([a^]d [ o]*l[e^]s sent), a. [L. adolescens, p. pr. of adolescere to grow up to; ad + the inchoative olescere to grow: cf. F. adolescent. See {Adult}.] Growing; advancing from childhood to maturity. [1913 Webster] Schools, unless… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adolescent — adolèscent (adolescȅnt) m <G mn nātā> DEFINICIJA 1. onaj koji se nalazi u razdoblju adolescencije 2. pren. onaj koji je nezreo; neozbiljan, zaigran ETIMOLOGIJA vidi adolescencija …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • adolescent — [adj] preadult or immature boyish, girlish, growing, juvenile, pubescent, puerile, teen, teenage, young, youthful; concepts 401,578,797 Ant. adult, infant adolescent [n] person in puberty, preadulthood juvenile, minor, stripling, sweet sixteen*,… …   New thesaurus

  • adolescent — Adolescent, ou Adolescente, Adolescens, com. gen. Petit adolescent, Adolescentulus. Petite et jeune adolescente, Adolescentula …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • adolescent — Adolescent. s. m. Jeune garçon. Il ne se dit guere qu en raillerie. Un jeune adolescent …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • adolescent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in the process of developing from a child into an adult. ► NOUN ▪ an adolescent boy or girl. DERIVATIVES adolescence noun. ORIGIN from Latin adolescere come to maturity …   English terms dictionary

  • Adolescent — Ad o*les cent, n. A youth. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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