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youth

(yo͞oth)
n. pl. youths (yo͞oths, yo͞othz)
1.
a. The condition or quality of being young: Travel while you still have your youth.
b. The time of life between childhood and maturity: He was rebellious in his youth.
c. An early period of development or existence: a nation in its youth.
2.
a. A young person, especially a young male in late adolescence.
b. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Young people considered as a group.
3. Geology The first stage in the erosion cycle.
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youth

Adolescence Vox populi
1. A nebulously defined period of development between puberty and maturity.
2. A young person.
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youth

(ūth)
The period between childhood and maturity.
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Q. what type of cancer is the most common one for youth?

A. this is an educated guess, but i don't have the paper work to prove it, but i think acute leukemia. i know that it's incidence increased since the 70's. (although decreasing in the 90's..)

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References in classic literature ?
"How do you know you won't run when the time comes?" asked the youth.
"Well," continued the youth, "lots of good- a-'nough men have thought they was going to do great things before the fight, but when the time come they skedaddled."
"Oh, shucks!" said the youth. "You ain't the bravest man in the world, are you?"
You talk as if you thought you was Napoleon Bonaparte." He glared at the youth for a moment, and then strode away.
When the youth heard these words a cold shudder ran over him, for he remembered that his soul was at stake.
When the youth heard all this he determined to try and get possession of the ring, though he did not quite believe in all its wonderful gifts.
She put it on the middle finger of her left hand, and told the youth to take a knife and try as hard as he could to cut her with it, for he would not be able to hurt her.
'Do let me try,' said the youth, 'whether I can do these wonderful things.'
The youth pretended to have forgotten what to do, and asked what finger he must put the ring on so that no sharp weapon could hurt him?'
She took the knife and tried to strike the youth, and he even tried to cut himself with it, but found it impossible.
But the youth had no mind to do that; on the contrary, he went farther off, then put the ring on the little finger of his left hand, and soared into the air like a bird.
'Of these,' said he, 'one part is for the poor, the other for the king, the third yours.' In the meantime it struck twelve, and the spirit disappeared, so that the youth stood in darkness.