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young thing

a young person.
a young animal. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And to-night was an emergency to this small, excitable, young thing.

    Mae Madden Mary Murdoch Mason
  • Forty years ago that young thing's grandmother had given him his last.

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
  • In these cases it looks as if the young thing needs and seeks a parent as well as a loverthe two in one, combined.

    The Drama of Love and Death Edward Carpenter
  • The only young thing at Holy Hill was the girl at the window.

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
  • The young thing sighed as she spoke, though perhaps without any sense of prophecy.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • She is such a young thing, it seems as though she might be influenced to reform.

    Woman in Prison Caroline H. Woods
  • She was a soldier's wife, a young thing all alone; it was hard for her to be on her guard.

  • Is it doing a young thing to accept a luncheon invitation from you?

    December Love Robert Hichens
  • "When I was a young thing," of simple though pretty action, has had a wide vogue.

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