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stripling (STRIP-ling) noun

An adolescent youth.

[Middle English, possibly from strip.]

"He (Tryambakrai Mazmudar) was an experienced man of mature age and knew the world. I was yet a stripling of eighteen without any experience of the world." M.K. Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth, 1927.

This week's theme: words from Gandhi's autobiography.

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D'you call life a bad job? Never! We've had our ups and downs, we've had our struggles, we've always been poor, but it's been worth it, ay, worth it a hundred times I say when I look round at my children. -W. Somerset Maugham, novelist, dramatist, short-story writer (1874-1965) [Of Human Bondage]


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