maturity

[ muh-choo r-i-tee, -too r-, -tyoo r-, -chur- ]SEE DEFINITION OF maturity
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MATURITY

Though we are not told the age of Lazarus we judge that he was at most no more than in man's maturity.

This earth will not do for a Christian in the maturity of his character.

It is, indeed, only in maturity that we know how lovely were our earliest years!

Claret for youth, say I, sack for maturity, and strong waters in old age.

He grinds the grains of maturity or the herbs that make the elixir of life.

The greater the pity that it was not brought to maturity by its author.

Tobacco also thrives there, but comes to maturity with difficulty.

If we are ever to reach the Heights of Maturity we must spend ten years in the Teens.

The younger man had attained to the maturity of full manhood.

The choice should depend on the accessibility and maturity of the wood.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "maturity of character;" mid-15c., "ripeness," from Middle French maturité and directly from Latin maturitatem (nominative maturitas) "ripeness," from maturus "ripe" (see mature (v.)). Financial sense "state of being due for payment" is from 1815.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MATURITY

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.