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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The state of being born after a gestation period of less than the normal time; The state of being uncommonly early or before the expected time

Usage examples (16)
  • Adjective : a premature announcement
  • I perceived from the first day all the importance of that event, but also its prematureness.
  • It is really ridiculous to see the uneasiness and prematureness of most persons as the boat begins to approach the shore.
  • But it was cold, nevertheless, on this March night, particularly for Grace, who with the sanguine prematureness of youth in matters of dress, had considered it... for more
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