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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Time before a person reaches the legal age. Also: any period of immaturity.

Usage examples (32)
  • In our nonage, sleep was a hindrance to our adventures and plans.
  • In my nonage I used to carry grudges, when I matured I got even, now in my dotage I get ahead.
  • Missouri from a state of nonage to a maturity for self-Government, and for a membership in the Union.
  • Verily, the citizens, including those of even nonage meeting together, asked one another these questions. for more
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