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pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs),
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]

precocious

(prĭ-kō′shəs)
adj.
Showing unusually early development or maturity.

pre·coc′i·ty (-kŏs′ĭ-tē), pre·co′cious·ness n.

precocious

[-kō′shəs]
Etymology: L, praecoquere, to mature early
pertaining to the early, often premature, development of physical or mental qualities.

pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs)
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]

pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs)
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]

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Her gratitude is expressed in moving verses to her husband, who sponsored her relatives in their migration to America, who offered her love and solicitude, and who gave her beautiful, intelligent children with precociously poetic souls.
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I pernoctated with the Oxford students once, And in the quadrangles, in the cloisters, on the Cher, Precociously knocked at antique doors ajar, Fatuously touched the hems of the hierophants, Sick of my dissonance.
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