adult

01. Children pay $1.00 on the bus, but [adults] have to pay double that.
02. We have a vodka punch for the [adults] as well as a non-alcoholic punch for the kids.
03. You cannot get a tattoo until you are an [adult].
04. One becomes a legal [adult] at the age of 18 in this country.
05. Children under 6 must be supervised by an [adult] at all times.
06. Many teenagers begin smoking in an attempt to look more [adult].
07. Their friendship began in elementary school, and continued into [adulthood].
08. The concert attracted both children and [adults] alike.
09. An [adult] lion's roar can be heard from up to 5 miles away.
10. When we are born, we have 300 bones, but by [adulthood], we have only 206.
11. Studies show that it takes an average of five attempts for an [adult] to successfully quit smoking.
12. My mother spent her entire [adult] life raising her four children.
13. The progression from adolescence to [adulthood] is often a difficult time for young people.
14. Warning: This movie contains scenes of an [adult] nature.
15. In many countries, sex between two male [adults] is illegal.
16. A Haitian proverb notes that children aren't dogs, and [adults] aren't gods.
17. Thomas Szasz once suggested that a child becomes an [adult] when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right, but also to be wrong.
18. Jean Kerr once remarked that the average, healthy, well-adjusted [adult] gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
19. Jean Rostand once suggested that to be an [adult] is to be alone.
20. Jules Pfeiffer once remarked that it is not size or age that separates children from [adults]. It is responsibility.
21. [Adult] giraffes are about ten feet tall.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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