come of age
phrasal to reach maturity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • come of age — See: OF AGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • of age — {adj. phr.} 1a. Old enough to be allowed to do or manage something. * /Mary will be of driving age on her next birthday./ Contrast: OVER AGE, UNDER AGE. 1b. Old enough to vote; having the privileges of adulthood. * /The age at which one is… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • of age — {adj. phr.} 1a. Old enough to be allowed to do or manage something. * /Mary will be of driving age on her next birthday./ Contrast: OVER AGE, UNDER AGE. 1b. Old enough to vote; having the privileges of adulthood. * /The age at which one is… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • Secular coming of age ceremony — Secular coming of age ceremonies, sometimes called civil confirmations, are ceremonies arranged by organizations that are secular, i.e. not aligned to any religion. Their purpose is to prepare adolescents for their life as adults. Secular coming… …   Wikipedia

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  • Coming of Age in Mississippi — is a 1968 memoir by Anne Moody about growing up in rural Mississippi in the middle of the 20th century as an African American woman. The book covers Moody s life from childhood until her late 20s, including her involvement in the civil rights… …   Wikipedia

  • Age — ([=a]j), n. [OF. aage, eage, F. [^a]ge, fr. L. aetas through a supposed LL. aetaticum. L. aetas is contracted fr. aevitas, fr. aevum lifetime, age; akin to E. aye ever. Cf. {Each}.] 1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Age of a tide — Age Age ([=a]j), n. [OF. aage, eage, F. [^a]ge, fr. L. aetas through a supposed LL. aetaticum. L. aetas is contracted fr. aevitas, fr. aevum lifetime, age; akin to E. aye ever. Cf. {Each}.] 1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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