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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GROW UP

If you grow up and have muscles like them, you can call yourself a man.

If they are spared to grow up, there must be some way of knowing one from the other.

I will grow up, Quinny, I swear I will, and get full of the milk of lovingkindness.

Again, when she was beginning to grow up, I tried to live, I did live only for her.

When they grow up they're just like—the people of Weald or any other world.

But when they grow up and make gardens, they will not fill them with forbidden joys as we do.

Why, every young one on the street is told to be good for fear he'll grow up like me.

Between you, so he seemed to think, the girl could not help but grow up as she should.

And when they grow up, I wonder who they'll have to thank for knowing nothing.

But my soul is not nursed, as it were, in His Hands day and night—she must learn to grow up.

WORD ORIGIN

"advance toward maturity," 1530s, from grow (v.) + up (adv.). As a command to be sensible, from 1951. Grown-up (adj.) "mature" is from late 14c.; the noun meaning "adult person" is from 1813.

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