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- n. The time of life when one is expected to take responsibility for one's own actions and well-being.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being adult or completely developed: as, in full vigor and adulthood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity
- n. the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
I can only hope that whatever they choose to do in adulthood is because they chose to do it.
The most important thing is not to infect the child with what you call "adulthood."
If the subset of students most likely to continue problem drinking in adulthood can be identified during college, they might benefit from counseling or programming that specifically aims to lower long-term high-risk drinking, the researchers say.
When the tale of transition from childhood to adulthood is placed in a serious cultural context, when the film conveys distinctive challenges and unique paths, when the story is told by skilled filmmakers -- their interest is back!
Even in adulthood, as the years go by, their legacy lives on within.
The story delves into the lives of each teen as they are shaken from the remnants of their childhood and whisked into tumultuous lessons in adulthood and duty, as their respective countries prepare for war.
Your children need to learn that they too have a job to do and that life, now and in adulthood, often involves doing things that they don't want to do.
The state, which failed these students as children and adolescents, will have to shoulder them in adulthood, for it will have created not a generation of gentleman farmers but one of intellectual sharecroppers, whose fortunes depend on the largesse or political whim of their educated peers.
When the tale of transition from childhood to adulthood is placed in a serious cultural context, when the film conveys distinctive challenges and unique paths, and this is told by skilled filmmakers -- their interest rips back!
Perhaps it is time for our society to take a hard look at what is defined as adulthood.
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