Origin of adolescence
Examples from the Web for adolescence
And that was the soul, very active in adolescence—like everything else.Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies|Ronald K. Fried|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The moral duties and doubts of adulthood are swapped out for the histrionic creeds of adolescence.Two New Films Preach Our Nation’s Corrosive Gridiron Gospel|Steve Almond|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Across the globe, millions of boys and girls are betrothed so young they spend the majority of their adolescence already married.
In adolescence they are reinforced by magazines, boyfriends, and the world around us.
Four years after its emergence as a political force, the Tea Party is now coping with its adolescence.With Incumbents To Protect, The Tea Party Is Now Playing Defense|Michelle Cottle|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Long before his adolescence, his lack of domesticity was ominous, and he had formed bad companionships.Lords of the Housetops|Various
On the other hand, the still more remarkable development that occurs in adolescence is very generally ignored.Youth and Sex|Mary Scharlieb and F. Arthur Sibly
The high point of this achievement, still later, is team play, which begins in adolescence or even earlier.Herein is Love|Reuel L. Howe
When they reach the age of adolescence the question of their disposal should be considered by the Board.Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders|W. H. Triggs, Donald McGavin, Frederick Truby King, J. Sands Elliot, Ada G. Patterson, C.E. Matthews and J. Beck
So this middle-aged David left his nest to go harp for a Saul yet in his adolescence.Visionaries|James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for adolescence
Word Origin for adolescence
Word Origin and History for adolescence
"age following childhood" (especially the period from the 15th to the 21st year), early 15c., from Middle French adolescence (14c.), from Latin adolescentia "youth," noun of state from adolescentem (see adolescent).