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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Maturer One who brings to maturity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The nut "filbert" got its name from St. Philbert which is celebrated on August 22nd, which is also when the nut matures
    • n maturer One who, or that which, matures; whatever serves to ripen or bring to maturity; something added, as to ale, to ripen or mature it: as “sorrow is a great maturer of judgment,”
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  • Tom Stoppard
    “Age is a high price to pay for maturity.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Maturity is that time when the mirrors in our mind turn to windows and instead of seeing the reflection of ourselves we see others.”
  • Robertson Davies
    “A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.”
  • Chris Brasher
    Chris Brasher
    “Reliable office staff come in the shape of mature married women working from 9.30 to 3.30 (inside school hours) during which they will do more than the 9-5ers.”
  • Henri L. Bergson
    Henri L. Bergson
    “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly”
  • Joseph Stowell
    Joseph Stowell
    “As we mature spiritually, we exhibit a growing capacity to care for and appreciate one another in the body of Christ, regardless of our differences.”


In literature:

An assemblage of circumstances conspired, not only to give birth, but to add gigantic maturity to its principles.
"The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II" by Thomas Paine
A lively recollection of what he went through in these school-days persisted during his maturer years.
"Balzac" by Frederick Lawton
He acquiesced, saying that all was not lost and that he still had time to mature his combinations.
"Simon the Jester" by William J. Locke
He puts questions to power as embarrassing as are those which infancy puts to mature age.
"Cinq Mars, Complete" by Alfred de Vigny
It is like Russia, your society; according to the only decent words of the obscene Diderot, 'rotten before mature!
"Cosmopolis, Complete" by Paul Bourget
The boy of act one is the mature man of act five.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Education must not encroach upon the years of maturity.
"In the Year of Jubilee" by George Gissing
Everything can be matured at our leisure.
"The Odd Women" by George Gissing
The secondary crop matures early in the season, leaving the ground free for the main crop.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
I always overlook some pods, which go on to form mature seed.
"Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway" by Steve Solomon
The two espoused have a degree of beauty which Raffaello scarcely surpassed in his mature age, in any other countenances.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
Each planting may be made on ground previously occupied by some early-maturing crop.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Here on earth, every thing in its place and time matures.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
The first was then cut adrift, and Erik, in accordance with a well-matured plan, engaged the next and the next.
"The Story of Norway" by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
Now her figure was mature.
"The Lost Wagon" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
It is the drawer's duty to provide the acceptor with funds to meet the bill at maturity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
But in truth a maturer understanding than mine might well have been ensnared by the charm of his manner.
"Hammer and Anvil" by Friedrich Spielhagen
About how many of the young reach maturity?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
More interesting is the case of loans maturing and made afresh during the period under examination.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
Instead of sinking into an eternal siesta they matured into a vitally different society.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)

In poetry:

Ere Summer's breath matur'd my ripening mind,
I found the blissful scene begin to fade;
Cold sorrow hover'd round with wings unkind,
And o'er my bosom spread a dreary shade;
"Sonnet" by Mary Darby Robinson
The traveler lit at the soaring tree's roots;
Anguished he pled for a moment's shelter,
And these were his words: "I am but a poor oak leaf,
Matured before my time in a grim homeland.
"The Leaf" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Fore-ordained, and long maturing,
Came the famous men of old:
In the dark mines deep were driven
Down the shafts to reach the gold,
And the story is far longer
Than the histories have told.
"The Lee Memorial Ode" by James Barron Hope
Be true, be true! the prize of earth
From God alike with man forsooth,
The real nobility of birth
To age, maturity, or youth,
The very crown of creature-worth,
Is easy, guileless, open Truth.
"Truth" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
—Yet, maybe, in some soul,
In some spot undiscerned on sea or land, some impulse rose,
Or some intent upstole
Of that enkindling ardency from whose maturer glows
The world's amendment flows;
"A Commonplace Day" by Thomas Hardy
So Mary grew pregnant of Him, we adore,
(How wond'rous a thing!) by the Spirit's great pow'r,
Though a maid scarce to years of maturity grown,
And tho', all her life, she a man ne'er had known.
"A Rehearsal Of Christ's Love Towards The World" by Rees Prichard

In news:

BEDFORD — One of the most gratifying aspects of coaching basketball with a kid for four years must be the chance to watch the maturation process unfold from the freshman to s. Need this information.
Hokies' success mirrors maturation of QB.
Run aids Clifton QB's maturation process.
Items Tagged with ' Maturation '.
Brook Lopez's maturation was on display in NJ Nets' hard-fought loss to Boston Celtics.
A Time for Maturation —and Vaccination.
Defense has matured for Browns this season.
Wiser Dabo has matured as Clemson coach.
ON HIS 43RD birthday, Dabo Swinney stood before a media gathering Tuesday and addressed how he has grown and matured the past four seasons as a college football head coach.
MU's Cato has matured since last year's game with Knights.
Artisphere Turns Two, But It Hasn't Matured Just Yet.
Fiona Apple's first CD in seven years shows angst-ridden singer has matured .
The former Oregon standout matured quickly on the way to his first decathlon gold medal.
Finding Mature Bucks on Public Property Online Course.
Should potential athletes have to undergo a sexual maturity test in order to play high school sports.

In science:

We introduced a clear, straightforward concept that copes with temporal and spatial object hierarchies based on the CFM stream-oriented model. The prototypic implementation described here is still heavily under construction and it will be made publicly available at a more mature stage.
Media Objects in Time - A Multimedia Streaming System
Until a mature statistical test is developed, a first approach could be a surrogate test.
Nonlinear analysis of bivariate data with cross recurrence plots
Controlled topology has the hallmarks of a mature mathematical sub ject: powerful results, sophisticated interactions with, and applications to, other sub jects, difficult and unexpectedly beautiful conjectures.
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
Another problem is that it blossomed rapidly, so lacks the more-accessible historical development and expositions of most mature sub jects.
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
Percolation theory is now a mature part of probability, at the core of the study of random media and interacting systems, and it is the second ingredient in the story of random-cluster models.
The Random-Cluster Model
Notwithstanding the fairly mature theory which has evolved, there remain many open problems including some of substantial significance for the general area.
The Random-Cluster Model
While various goals of basic research and development remain to explore the full potential of this technology, we consider the LXeTPC technology mature enough to allow implementation of a large instrument in the near future.
The LXeGRIT Compton Telescope Prototype: Current Status and Future Prospects
ATLAS DataFlow system is locally capable of sustaining all the requirements set by the experiment. Now all components are sufficiently mature it will be possible to operate the prototype DataFlow system as a whole, optimize it towards performance and study its scaling issues.
The DataFlow System of the ATLAS Trigger and DAQ
This development reached maturity in the efforts of Gibbs, who was able to provide the mechanical basis of the description of thermodynamic phenomena through the formulation of statistical mechanics.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
The sub ject of the flattening of rotating astronomical bodies is thus quite mature.
The physics of rotational flattening and the point core model
B, ∂V ∂S shares of the stock, S, and a short position in one European option, V, with an exercise price, K, and a maturity, T .
Stochastic arbitrage return and its implications for option pricing
The main results of the paper are then presented in §6, including measurements of the mass and maturity of the clusters and a detailed study of the cluster scaling relations.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
We now compare the cluster mass distributions with the X –ray observations to gain further leverage in diagnosing the maturity of the full sample of 10 clusters.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
Each diagnostic in isolation offers a slightly different view of the dynamical maturity of each cluster.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
We combine all of the available information to determine a robust diagnosis of each cluster’s maturity, and to identify the remaining uncertainties.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2