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His narrative is adapted alike for the juvenile mind and for the adult.

The adult who is nasty is not allowed to do what he likes: neither can the child who likes to be nasty.

To treat a child wholly as an adult would be to mock and destroy it.

"A woman wise enough for that is an adult prodigy," he ventured cautiously.

The transformations which the infant undergoes from birth to adult age are known to all.

What excites the sexual desire of an adult is quite indifferent to a child.

Here there was much to explore, though an adult might not have thought twice about it.

In the child all these symptoms are usually less even than in the adult.

The logic of the reply of the adult was of the same grade as that of the child.

It is not even known whether the adult fish return by the same route.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s (but not common until mid-17c.), from Latin adultus "grown up, mature, adult, ripe," past participle of adolescere "grow up, mature" (see adolescent). As a euphemism for "pornographic," it dates to 1958 and does no honor to the word.

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