Youth

Youth

(th), n.;
pl. Youths (ths; 264) or collectively Youth.
[OE. youthe, youhe, uhee, uwee, eoee, AS. geogu, geogo; akin to OS. jugu, D. jeugd, OHG. jugund, G. jugend, Goth. junda. 281. See Young.]
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1. The quality or state of being young; youthfulness; juvenility. "In my flower of youth." Milton.
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Such as in his face
Youth smiled celestial.
Milton.
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2. The part of life that succeeds to childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity or age; the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes, from infancy, to manhood.
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He wondered that your lordship
Would suffer him to spend his youth at home.
Shak.
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Those who pass their youth in vice are justly condemned to spend their age in folly.
Rambler.
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3. A young person; especially, a young man.
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Seven youths from Athens yearly sent.
Dryden.
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4. Young persons, collectively.
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It is fit to read the best authors to youth first.
B. Jonson.
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