youth vs youths

youth youths


  • 1) countable A young man
  • 2) uncountable (used in plural form) Young persons, collectively.
  • 3) uncountable The part of life following childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity or age; the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes, from infancy, to manhood.
  • 4) countable A young person
  • 5) uncountable The quality or state of being young.
  • 6) Geology The first stage in the erosion cycle.
  • 7) Young people considered as a group.
  • 8) The time of life between childhood and maturity.
  • 9) A young person, especially a young male in late adolescence.
  • 10) The condition or quality of being young.
  • 11) An early period of development or existence.
  • 12) The quality or state of being young; youthfulness; juvenility.
  • 13) The part of life that succeeds to childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity or age; the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes, from infancy, to manhood.
  • 14) Young persons, collectively.
  • 15) A young person; especially, a young man.
  • 16) an early period of development
  • 17) young people collectively
  • 18) a young person (especially a young man or boy)
  • 19) the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person
  • 20) early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced
  • 21) the time of life between childhood and maturity
  • 22) The condition of being young; youthfulness; youngness; juvenility.
  • 23) A young person; especially, a young man. In this sense it has a plural.
  • 24) The age from puberty up to the attainment of full growth.
  • 25) Recentness; freshness; brief date.
  • 26) Young persons collectively.


  • 1) The scale of youth unemployment is staggering and shaming.
  • 2) He was committed to youth custody to be sentenced next month.
  • 3) High youth unemployment also helped provoke mass demonstrations.
  • 4) We need to have a balance between youth and experience and they are important in that as well.
  • 5) None of the trustees had experience of youth work, ostensibly the core business of the charity.
  • 6) This results in a downward spiral into a poverty trap, which is an unfair burden on the youth of today.
  • 7) An extra 15 million will be set aside each year for youth custody reforms, which will also aim to strengthen frontline staffing and reduce violence.
  • 8) But I suspect that the real reason is that you can't go back and recapture the joys of your youth.
  • 9) We have a good mix of youth and experience.
  • 10) You have a youth group without leadership.
  • 11) It will also promise to increase the minimum wage and outline new measures to tackle youth unemployment.
  • 12) There were also the joys of the youth orchestra.
  • 13) Couple corruption to the freshness of your youth.
  • 14) We will try to find a mixture between youth and experience.
  • 15) The youth of this country will ensure that he and his party are consigned to history.
  • 16) They gave him youth custody and barred him from keeping animals for four years.
  • 17) What does politics look like for the youth now?
  • 18) Two 17-year-old youths were arrested nearby and a phone was recovered.
  • 19) At 45 he is also at that age where he has the right mixture of youth and maturity.
  • 20) Somehow he had survived all the upheavals of my adolescence and youth in his tatty knitted boiler suit, the only relic of my childhood.
  • 21) This process, partly conscious and partly submerged, engaged the brothers for much of their youth and early adulthood.
  • 22) So instead of "The nature of youth is thoughtless and sanguine, and therefore &c.," we can write, "The danger of the voyage was depreciated and the beauty of the island exaggerated by _the thoughtless nature of youth_."
  • 23) "In the beginning," said the Nurse, dreamily, "the men in their uniforms, the drums and horses and glitter, and the flags passing, and youth -- _youth_ -- not that you and I are yet old in years; do you know what I mean?"
  • 24) In her own mind she set down Nathanael Harper as "a very odd sort of youth" -- (_a youth_ she still persisted in calling him) -- and turned again to his brother.
  • 25) II. iii.11 (49,1) [Who falling in the flaws of her own youth, Hath blister'd her report] Who doth not see that the integrity of the metaphor requires we should read, -- _flames of her own youth_?
  • 26) When the youth group interrupted the webcast to deliver the message that real Americans want clean energy and a fair climate treaty, Monckton went ballistic, calling the students \ "crazed Hitler youth\" and \ "Nazis.
  • 27) "So irrepressible in youth is the thrust to become," one specialist has warned, "that it will surface somehow, if not in constructive self-expression, then in wilful vandalism or defiant apathy or even suicide as an ultimate, tragic expression of self-determination."
  • 28) Although not an exact definition, in a legal context the term youth typically implies that the person is under the age of 18 and may have some avenue to escape being tried as an adult.
  • 29) Then, trying to prove he was old, he sang a tune that goes How do I know my youth is all spent?
  • 30) The fact that the youth is answering this question in the negative means they are either grossly overvaluing their time or grossly undervaluing their vote.
  • 31) ‘The family oriented residential event offered a full programme of presentations, seminars and workshops for the youth and adults.’
  • 32) ‘There was no statistical difference between the youth and adult groups in the distribution of diagnoses of injuries.’
  • 33) ‘In terms of the severity, there was no difference between the youth and adult groups.’
  • 34) ‘There was a period when the youth were seen avoiding temples or any religious activities.’
  • 35) ‘Stories are told about different aspects of the life of the Prophet, his birth, childhood, youth and adult life.’
  • 36) ‘As I approach middle age I find maturity is best summed up as 40 is the old age of youth and 50 is the youth of old age.’
  • 37) ‘We have not heard of any of the youth or the young adults who may be involved.’
  • 38) ‘Down the hall, the youth committee is struggling to find adults to chaperone the youth service project.’
  • 39) ‘The youth were overwhelmingly from secondary schools, with an average age of 14 to 17.’
  • 40) ‘The focus of this project is youth leading youth, rather than youth being directed by adults.’
  • 41) ‘You aren't yet of age but a strong youth may turn into a stronger adult!’
  • 42) ‘A second youth Andrew Hilton has also been given an ASBO and banned from the village in the evenings.’
  • 43) ‘He describes Patton's childhood, youth, and middle age fairly well.’
  • 44) ‘Considering the youth of that second group, we'll call its members the Eager Eight.’
  • 45) ‘What changed, he said, wasn't so much the behavior of the police, but the expectations of the poor, especially the minority youth.’
  • 46) ‘The youth bust and old age boom will change the states' dependency ratios.’
  • 47) ‘Minority youth are the most enthusiastic and prolific readers of all.’
  • 48) ‘It was hoped, Witbooi added, that this would sensitise the youth on what was wrong and right in society.’
  • 49) ‘A treasure hunt has been organised by the youth club for the youth of the area.’
  • 50) ‘The comment from the youth that their age group is not catered for is correct.’
  • 51) ‘You have an endearing quality of youth and innocence that attracts people around you today.’
  • 52) ‘The qualities of youth and beauty were regarded as a fitting gift for their gods.’
  • 53) ‘These are days of freshness, of youth and of fresh talent.’
  • 54) ‘This country has to stay young, and will draw its youth and vigour from the new faces that are bound to come to power.’
  • 55) ‘On the day of the attack, a gang of youths had marched into the school's foyer at lunchtime.’
  • 56) ‘Police have taken action to stop large gangs of youths congregating on church grounds.’
  • 57) ‘Children and youths are our responsibility and it is us who are letting down our youngsters.’
  • 58) ‘In an attack last weekend, an information board was targeted by a gang of youths.’
  • 59) ‘A father of two was beaten to death as he confronted a gang of youths outside his parents' home.’
  • 60) ‘There were a gang of hard looking youths hanging around near the spot where the car should be parked.’
  • 61) ‘Nuisance caused by gangs of noisy youths congregating in the alleys has also stopped.’
  • 62) ‘Gangs of youths are making life hell for residents and traders in Rodbourne Cheney.’
  • 63) ‘The behaviour of gangs of youths has been making life a nightmare for some residents.’
  • 64) ‘He relives his childhood as a lonely youth whose only human contact seems to be his parents.’
  • 65) ‘But as a callow youth and a shallow adult, I turned to the Flat and frankly didn't much care for the jumps.’
  • 66) ‘The set-up of the court is different from that for adults so the youth on trial feels more a part of the process.’
  • 67) ‘A second youth was struck in the head, reportedly with a chair.’
  • 68) ‘The second youth was white, aged 13 to 14, about 4 foot four inches tall, dressed in a similar fashion with a dark blue or black woolly hat.’
  • 69) ‘The youth, filmed over a two-and-a-half hour period, wore a white handkerchief across the lower part of his face in an attempt to hide his identity from police cameras.’
  • 70) ‘The second youth has yet to learn of his punishment.’
  • 71) ‘A pupil at Wright Robinson Sports College is recovering from a knife attack by a youth as he left school.’
  • 72) ‘The claim was proved to be fraudulent and the youth received 200 hours of community service.’
  • 73) ‘One youth aged 17, had been released from a four-month custody sentence for a racist attack on a Turkish worker at his Acomb shop only days before the incident.’
  • 74) ‘The second youth, probably seeking to rescue the first, was probably overcome by fumes as well.’
  • 75) ‘She shows how Hispanic minors are poised to overtake African Americans as the largest ethnic youth population in the country.’
  • 76) ‘Britpop was Trainspotting's main vehicle to integrate youth subculture into popular culture.’
  • 77) ‘From the very beginning this new youth culture crossed national borders.’
  • 78) ‘Music halls, theaters, book shops, and art galleries attract crowds of middle-class youth.’
  • 79) ‘The televised trial has drawn national attention in a country where youth sports are popular and competitive.’
  • 80) ‘Shock, them, disturb them, draw their attention away from the popular culture of youth and joy.’
  • 81) ‘In sensuality or in violence, youth cultures in many African societies express their outrage and subvert the social norms.’
  • 82) ‘For urban teenagers, American youth culture, especially clothing and music, is very popular.’
  • 83) ‘Complicating the issue of national identity was the rise of a distinct and separate youth culture.’
  • 84) ‘An affinity with Britain's emerging youth culture is already apparent in his debut feature It's Trad, Dad!’
  • 85) ‘The book was timely, arriving at a time when youth culture was just kicking off in Britain, and linked nicely with the existentialist thought slowly filtering in from France.’
  • 86) ‘I guess I worry about talking about youth culture generally, because I think it's such a small slice of youth culture.’
  • 87) ‘Raves and free parties first emerged on the UK dance scene in the late 1980s and dominated youth culture until the mid-1990s.’
  • 88) ‘Sister Bliss's big beats aren't really the soundtrack to youth culture anymore though, rather a nostalgic reminder of pills, parties and puberty.’
  • 89) ‘To understand Northtown in the '80s is to understand Minnesota suburban youth culture in those days.’
  • 90) ‘It's a daring look at contemporary youth culture, exploring issues like identity, religion, sexual awakening and power.’
  • 91) ‘There are at least two key aspects of youth culture in 1980s Britain which, I feel, will never be ‘revived’.’
  • 92) ‘At the minute we're the mainstay of youth culture.’

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