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Word: precocious

Definition: advanced in development; N. precocity


Sentences Containing 'precocious'

They are not callow like the young of most birds, but more perfectly developed and precocious even than chickens.
I never can quite understand whether my precocious self-dependence confused Mrs. Micawber in reference to my age, or whether she was so full of the subject that she would have talked about it to the very twins if there had been nobody else to communicate with, but this was the strain in which she began, and she went on accordingly all the time I knew her.
I judged, then, that the children of that time were extremely precocious, physically at least, and I found afterwards abundant verification of my opinion.

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