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Young

(yŭng),
Hugh H., U.S. urologist, 1870-1945. See: Young prostatic tractor.

Young

(yŭng),
William John, 20th-century Australian biochemist. See: Harden-Young ester.

Young

(yŭng),
Thomas, English physician and physicist, 1773-1829. See: Young modulus, Young rule, Young-Helmholtz theory of color vision.

young

(yŭng)
adj. younger, youngest
Being in an early period of life, development, or growth.
n.
Offspring; brood: a lioness with her young.

young′ness n.
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The young man, flattered, sat down nearer to her with a coquettish smile, and engaged the smiling Julie in a confidential conversation without at all noticing that his involuntary smile had stabbed the heart of Sonya, who blushed and smiled unnaturally.
But at that moment, Biedenbach, every polite and gentle, said from behind him in a low voice, "Hands up, my young sir."
Now, the old lord, who was a VERY old lord, said nothing, but mumbled and chuckled in a state of great delight, no less with the nuptial bonnets and their wearers, than with his own address in getting such a fine woman for his wife; and the young lady, who was a very lively young lady, seeing the old lord in this rapturous condition, chased the old lord behind a cheval-glass, and then and there kissed him, while Madame Mantalini and the other young lady looked, discreetly, another way.
A fair young girl, very simply dressed, sat at some distance from her companions, working bravely and seeming to be in dread of some mishap.
The young man drew from his pocket a second letter, presented it to the cardinal, and took his seat.
The young lady paused in front of his bench, near the parapet of the garden, which overlooked the lake.
"Never, on your principality!" exclaimed the young man, hopelessly.
The noise was frightful, but, above all, rose the voice of the young lady, urging my uncle on, and shrieking, "Faster!
The young man leant with his elbow upon the window-frame; Montalais took a book and opened it.
"Jack Hanley was killed at Marovo Lagoon two months ago," Young announced in his mild voice.
The young man in question made steady progress up the platform.
Now, Miss Amelia Sedley was a young lady of this singular species; and deserved not only all that Miss Pinkerton said in her praise, but had many charming qualities which that pompous old Minerva of a woman could not see, from the differences of rank and age between her pupil and herself.