young man


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young man

1. A boy, typically one who is between adolescence and adulthood. You are becoming quite the responsible young man.
2. An admonishment for a boy, typically given by his parents. You are in so much trouble, young man! I can't believe you borrowed my car without my permission!
See also: man, young
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That," concluded the young man bitterly, "is why I have been watching that clock.
The young man strolled down the platform, and catching up with the inspector, touched him on the shoulder.
The young man smiled, whether in resignation or contempt, it was difficult to tell.
The young man stepped into the dark entry, which was partitioned off from the tiny kitchen.
The young man looked at him for several moments, and then made his way to the side table where the sandwiches were.
I beg your pardon, Sir Leicester, but my Lady said she would see the young man whenever he called.
In a young man of twenty-three the senses count for much in love; their fire produces a sort of prism between his eyes and the woman.
Our amiable young man is a very weak young man, if this be the first occasion of his carrying through a resolution to do right against the will of others.
I may not, sir," the young man continued, with a desperate courage, "but I am.
No, monsieur," said the young man, unaffectedly, "I am not.
It isn't of any consequence," said the young man, in truth a little uneasy about his umbrella.
Philip thought it was a severe ordeal that the young man was being exposed to, since Athelny, in his brown velvet jacket, flowing black tie, and red tarboosh, was a startling spectacle for an innocent electrical engineer.
said the long-legged young man, and directly got upon his cart, which was nothing but a large wooden tray on wheels, and rattled away at such a rate, that it was as much as I could do to keep pace with the donkey.
The young man was too well acquainted with the business of the house, not to feel that a great catastrophe hung over the Morrel family.
Then he placed at the bottom of the valise belonging to the young man a small bag of louis, called Olivain, the lackey who had followed him from Blois, and made him pack the valise under his own eyes, watchful to see that everything should be put in which might be useful to a young man entering on his first campaign.
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