- v. Simple past tense and past participle of mature.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Fully grown.
- adj. fully considered and perfected
- adj. fully ripe; at the height of bloom
“We have matured from the level of exacting punishment as described in the Old Testament of "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth," because if we had not, we'd be a nation of blind people gumming our Cream of Wheat.”
“He is 6-11 of power pitcher and hes gaining command of his stuff and clearly has matured from the brash and reckless high schooler the Mariners drafted in the first round a couple of years ago.”
“It was as if he had matured suddenly -- the word matured came to him instinctively -- in the space of minutes.”
“IMO, it is only a modern, evolved, notion of a group’s ‘heterogeneity’ which may include ‘mixed-gender’ groups; truely, this notion has matured from a rudimentary, founding notion of ‘heterogenous’ as simply, a group with more than one man, and perhaps even, as many as four, or five!?”
“On the other hand, the amazing facility with which Furneaux could enter into the twists and turns of the criminal mind entitles his matured views to much respect.”
“The companies have "matured" since the 1990s, he said, and because of technology transfers, are able to operate and produce much of the Israeli equipment themselves.”
“If the projections were accurate, almost all of those policies should have "matured," with the insured dead, by the end of 2009, but instead the insured had outlived the estimate in 283 of the 297 policies.”
“The "matured" leader of Iraq is talking to Iran UNCONDITIONALLY whereas conditional talk by Obama is termed immature.”
“As previously mentioned, Chami suggests that Kwale ware began to take on early Tana elements then fully "matured" into Tana in the seventh century.”
“And then later, when both I and Eddings' writing had "matured" a bit, he gave us the slightly darker character of Sparhawk.”
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