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Word: precocious

Definition: advanced in development; N. precocity

Sentences Containing 'precocious'

A memoir by his father recalled young Charles Darwin as having a precocious interest in science, from infancy being: Like his father, he suffered from a stammer as a child.
A precocious child, his early studies of classical literature prepared him for a career in the civil service - a career that was temporarily interrupted when his parents died within a few months of each other in 1143, leaving Fan Chengda in sole charge of the family estate.
According to "Laxdæla saga", Olaf was a precocious child, and could speak and walk perfectly by the age of two.
Activation of the pathway is sufficient to maintain NPCs in a proliferating state, whereas loss-of-function mutations in the critical components of the pathway cause precocious neuronal differentiation and NPC depletion.
Adapted from the novel "What Can You Do?", written by Leigh, the movie follows several months in the life of an intelligent, precocious 17 year old high school student who fancies himself a smooth Lothario.
Because he was a precocious child, with an I.Q. of 170 at age 9, Robert Pirsig skipped several grades and was enrolled at the Blake School in Minneapolis.
Brian Christian de Claiborne Howard (13 March 1905 – 15 January 1958) was an English poet, whose work belied a spectacularly precocious start in life; in the end he became more of a journalist, writing for the "New Statesman".
He was also published in Freud's "Imago", including a precocious analysis of Freud's own dreams.
I judged, then, that the children of that time were extremely precocious, physically at least, and I found afterwards abundant verification of my opinion.
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.
John and the Lamb," which showed such precocious talent that a group of local gentry provided funds for him to move to London and study for William Woollett, one of the leading engravers of the time.
Lugt was a precocious connoisseur who made a catalog of his own "Museum Lugtius" at age eight.
Polyembryonic wasps, including C. floridanum, exhibit spite through instances of precocious larval development.
Practical and pragmatic, Agnes’ grandmother most likely did not imagine her golden years being spent living in a trailer, working a dead-end factory job and raising her precocious granddaughter.
The child studied by Katherine Nelson, for example, was highly precocious in her language abilities, which raises questions about the generality of findings on that one child.
They are not callow like the young of most birds, but more perfectly developed and precocious even than chickens.
Though held to be common in the early years of the 19th century, the simplicity and innocence of those years was alleged to have been replaced by the 1850s with a precocious maturity, where "Instead of trundling hoops, urchins smoke cigars."
Weil was a precocious student, proficient in Ancient Greek by age 12.
When Badal attends college, he meets pretty and precocious Tina Oberoi (Twinkle Khanna) and, after a few misunderstanding and misadventures, they fall in love.

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