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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Youth  \Youth\  ([=u]th),  n.;  pl  {Youths}  ([=u]ths;  264)  or 
  collectively  {Youth}.  [OE.  youthe,  youh[thorn]e, 
  [yogh]uhe[eth]e,  [yogh]uwe[eth]e,  [yogh]eo[yogh]e[eth]e,  AS 
  geogu[eth],  geogo[eth];  akin  to  OS  jug[eth],  D.  jeugd  OHG. 
  jugund  G.  jugend,  Goth.  junda.  [root]281.  See  {Young}.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  young;  youthfulness; 
  juvenility.  ``In  my  flower  of  youth.''  --Milton. 
  Such  as  in  his  face  Youth  smiled  celestial. 
  2.  The  part  of  life  that  succeeds  to  childhood;  the  period  of 
  existence  preceding  maturity  or  age;  the  whole  early  part 
  of  life,  from  childhood,  or  sometimes  from  infancy,  to 
  He  wondered  that  your  lordship  Would  suffer  him  to 
  spend  his  youth  at  home.  --Shak. 
  Those  who  pass  their  youth  in  vice  are  justly 
  condemned  to  spend  their  age  in  folly.  --Rambler. 
  3.  A  young  person;  especially,  a  young  man. 
  Seven  youths  from  Athens  yearly  sent.  --Dryden. 
  4.  Young  persons,  collectively. 
  It  is  fit  to  read  the  best  authors  to  youth  first 
  --B.  Jonson 

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