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  • n. A person's journey from childhood or adolescence to adulthood.


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  • Henry Wriothesley, the third Earl of Southampton, was but eight years old when his father died: the Southampton estates were large; during the young Earl's minority his interests were in good hands, and the revenues accumulated; so that on coming of age he had means answerable to his dispositions.

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

  • Her politics never grabbed me, coming of age in the ’60s as I did, BUT and it’s a big BUT—hey, no big-butt jokes!

    Roseanne Archy

  • On coming of age he claimed some property, left to him by his father, from his uncle, a Protestant, who denounced him to the authorities for being a Catholic; he was at once seized and committed to the custody of Colyer, a pursuivant, who treated him with indignity and severity.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent


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