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noun as in lad

noun as in minor

noun as in school child

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The eager schoolboy has finally developed into a mature and slightly more melancholy character, akin to the Peters who came before.

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The story takes us back to Germany in the late 18th century, and a schoolboy named Carl Friedrich Gauss.

Williamson, who despite being built like an offensive lineman could throw down 360-degree slams on his comically inferior schoolboy competition, emerged as Overtime’s first star.

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Earlier this year, the education ministry announced a plan to “cultivate masculinity” in schoolboys, including hiring more gym teachers and promoting sports.

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As a schoolboy growing up in New York City in the 1870s, Herman Hollerith often managed to sneak out of the schoolroom just before spelling lessons.

He's starting to sound like a schoolboy with a copy of Penthouse.

“Ice Cube and Schoolboy Q.” Osorio seems dumfounded by the decision.

Wiz Khalifa and Young Jeezy were on the cover; April's issue had Schoolboy Q and Ice Cube.

Robert Rauschenberg is photographed like a schoolboy prankster with his tongue poking out.

He has been an urban homeboy and an American abroad, a Texas schoolboy legend and a college star.

I do not care very much how you censor or select the reading and talking and thinking of the schoolboy or schoolgirl.

He was different from Dick Faversham, who in a frank, schoolboy way had declared his scepticism.

His colleague looks abashed, like a schoolboy caught in a naughty act.

Lechmere slid down the bannisters as a schoolboy might have done; he had an open pocket knife in his teeth.

He even went so far as to attribute the disappearance of the young man to a schoolboy's trick.


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On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to schoolboy, such as: child, kid, little one, young one, youngster, and youth.

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