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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VI. Time
2. Time with reference to a particular Period
 
131. Adolescence.
 
  
NOUN:ADOLESCENCE, pubescence, majority; adultism; adulthood, adultness &c. adj.; manhood, virility; flower of age; full bloom; spring of life.
  man [See Man]; woman [See Woman]; adult, pubescent, no chicken [colloq.].
  MIDDLE AGE, mezzo cammin [It.], maturity, full age, ripe age, prime of life, meridian of life.
  
VERB:COME OF AGE, come to man’s estate, come to years of discretion; attain majority, put on long trousers, assume the toga virilis [L.]; have cut one’s eyeteeth [colloq.], settle down, have sown one’s wild oats.
  
ADJECTIVE:ADOLESCENT, pubescent, of age; of full age, of ripe age; out of one’s teens, grown up, full-blown, in full bloom, full-grown, manly, manlike, virile, adult; womanly, matronly; marriageable, marriable, nubile.
  MIDDLE-AGED, mature, in one’s prime; matronly.
  
QUOTATION:Yet ah, that Spring should vanish with the Rose! That Youth’s sweet-scented manuscript should close!—Omar Khayyám—Fitzgerald

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