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  • noun Plural form of grownup.

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Examples

  • But the idea that our focus on them should be when we're basically grownups is a little silly, given that we learn languages best when we are much younger than that.

    What's The Point Of A Degree In French?

  • I won't vote since I haven't read Shadow Country but I like the way the debate bares the fundamental question about the difference between books for youth and books for grownups: is there a difference and what is its nature?

    Having It Both Ways

  • I won't vote since I haven't read Shadow Country but I like the way the debate bares the fundamental question about the difference between books for youth and books for grownups: is there a difference and what is its nature?

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • To me, it feels like it all comes down to control, a favored emotion found in grownups dealing with the young.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • To me, it feels like it all comes down to control, a favored emotion found in grownups dealing with the young.

    State Birds and Foods of Many Lands

  • That's the word grownups use when they don't want to start babbling about 80's commercials.

    ana-ng Diary Entry

  • As news of all this widespread Wall Street chicanery spread, investors eventually realized that the "grownups" -- rating companies, boards of directors, regulators, and politicians -- had been well-paid to look the other way.

    Financial Reform, R.I.P.

  • As news of all this widespread Wall Street chicanery spread, investors eventually realized that the "grownups" -- rating companies, boards of directors, regulators, and politicians -- had been well-paid to look the other way.

    RealClearPolitics - Homepage

  • While thinking about a well-known story found in many spiritual traditions, I had an insight about innocence and wisdom that very much pertains to the so-called grownups among us.

    Levi Ben-Shmuel: Reclaiming the Wisdom of Innocence

  • The grownups are the voters, who -- lamely, in the mind of the political class -- are troubled by the war, the economy and boring stuff like that.

    Marty Kaplan: Where Is the League of Women Voters When We Need Them?

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