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Again, after speaking of the frustration of some impulses which is involved in acquiring the habits of a civilized adult, he continues:
With the quick glance and fore-knowledge of a woman, Saxon saw, not merely the curious children clustering about, but the peering of adult faces from open doors and windows, and past window-shades lifted up or held aside.
She thought, I suppose, that every able-bodied adult in England ought to know as much as that.
When the speaking was done, the ayes and noes were ranged on opposite sides, and every male adult voted in his turn.
As Oliver accompanied his master in most of his adult expeditions too, in order that he might acquire that equanimity of demeanour and full command of nerve which was essential to a finished undertaker, he had many opportunities of observing the beautiful resignation and fortitude with which some strong-minded people bear their trials and losses.
Contrariwise, the adult pupils were taught to read (if they could learn) out of the New Testament; and by dint of stumbling over the syllables and keeping their bewildered eyes on the particular syllables coming round to their turn, were as absolutely ignorant of the sublime history, as if they had never seen or heard of it.
The supply of adult women was running short, and polygamy without a female population on which to draw was a barren doctrine indeed.
There were twelve in all in the party, five adults and six children-- and Ona, who was a little of both.
Although my book is intended mainly for the en- tertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in.
Further, the heads of the adults are not so out of proportion to their bodies as in the case of the young.
Eliot gave them occasionally an apple or a cake; and the adults were requested to repeat to them the instructions that had been given.
There were, as I say, five of them, two being adults and three young ones.