[ US /əˈdəɫtˌhʊd/ ]
[ UK /ɐdˈʌlthʊd/ ]
  1. the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
  2. the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity
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How To Use adulthood In A Sentence

  • However, even during adulthood we are constantly learning the faces of new individuals, both personal acquaintances and media figures.
  • Few people nowadays are able to maintain friendships into adulthood.
  • After her 19th birthday her thrice - divorced manager, afraid that her encroaching adulthood might impede her careerist progress, began to woo her.
  • Ironically, this doesn't involve her first lover but instead, her best friend, the girl with whom she chose to make the all-important journey into adulthood with. Kate Monro: The Devastatingly Short Virginity Loss Story
  • This continues into adulthood, when we wear the colours of our football team and observe the customs of a religious group. Times, Sunday Times
  • Parents want to know the best way to nurture and raise their child to adulthood.
  • He gives the example of initiation into adulthood as a period of liminality in Ndembu society, when the norms of everyday life no longer pertain.
  • This infelicitous parental combination had produced a timid, nervous son whose prognosis for healthy adulthood was poor.
  • And third, the nature of the chronological and psychological passage from youth to adulthood has changed in extraordinary ways.
  • These unhealthful eating habits carried on into adulthood, and by the time I entered my mid-20s, I ate whatever my heart desired, without any thoughts about nutrition.
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