Examples of puberty in a Sentence
He reached puberty later than most of his classmates.
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See, during puberty, the body amps up its levels of androgens, a group of hormones that includes testosterone.
Growing up in New York City, Jessi Klein was saddled with all the trappings of puberty that make a young girl feel self-conscious: A late-developing body, glasses, braces — with rubber bands and headgear — and a shy personality.
Often, onscreen depictions of puberty are either filled with euphemisms or tinged with dread.
Przeworski and her colleagues also looked at 42 more traits—such as body-mass index, timing of puberty, high cholesterol—that are determined by not one but many genetic variants.
When collagen and elastin fibers tear during puberty, weight gain, or pregnancy, the skin’s color and texture is permanently damaged.
Carrie, for instance, is enlisted to help explore the author’s horror of puberty.
For the uninitiated, mutants are born with extraordinary powers that manifest during puberty, usually triggered by emotional stress.
Madden was born with scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. Occurring most often during a growth spurt just before puberty, Madden’s dealing with scoliosis in middle school eventually required her to wear a back brace for three years.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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