Example sentences for: adolescent

How can you use “adolescent” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Erik Erikson once observed that "we who know so much about the child in the adult know so much less about the fate of the adolescent in him, whether as a continued source of renewal or as a split-off younger self alternately idealized and repudiated, revived and 'murdered'--and, of course, reprojected on the young."

  • He comes across as a superannuated adolescent: hypermacho, sexist, and desperate for attention (but brilliant).

  • A spokesman for fertility doctors suspects that ronsangels.com is really aimed at "adolescent boys."

  • Averaged over the period 1995-99, age-adjusted invasive breast cancer rates per 100,000 white, non-Hispanic women were 199 in Marin County, 155 in the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area, and 144 in the United States as a whole [ 2 ] . Pronounced international and national geographic variation in breast cancer rates has been studied extensively [ 3 4 5 6 7 8 ] and has been attributed variously to population differences in the use of mammographic screening, diet, physical activity, body size, alcohol consumption, and socioeconomic and reproductive factors [ 5 6 7 9 10 ] . However, studies of breast cancer incidence among Asian migrants to North America have noted associations with age at migration, suggesting additional important influences of childhood or adolescent exposures or experiences [ 4 5 6 ] . With regard to Marin County, an earlier study by the Northern California Cancer Center (NCCC) using census data suggested that the high incidence was associated with the sociodemographic characteristics of the county and not with a geographically specific exposure [ 10 ] and that women living in Marin County have a higher prevalence of some recognized breast cancer risk factors, such as high education and income as well as low and late parity [ 10 11 ] .

  • We know, for example, that one adolescent suicide can trigger others, even through media reports, leading to "suicide clusters."


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