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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"Ten minutes to nine!" exclaimed the young man, with an impatient gesture of despair.
Dunster said nothing, only his keen, clear eyes seemed all the time to be questioning this gloomy-looking but apparently harmless young man.
The young man smiled, whether in resignation or contempt, it was difficult to tell.
The young man was very glad to meet none of them, and at once slipped unnoticed through the door on the right, and up the staircase.
"I would rather not," the young man muttered, and would have slouched off, but Wingrave caught him by the arm.
"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."
"Excuse me," said Margaret's young man, who had for some time been preparing a sentence, "but that lady has, quite inadvertently, taken my umbrella."
This young man must be shown at once that it is no ordinary family he is preparing to enter."
'Done with you for a tanner!' 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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