coming of age

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coming of age

n
1. the moment when a person or thing reaches an important stage of development
2.
a. the time when a person reaches legal adulthood
b. (as modifier): a coming-of-age ceremony.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in classic literature ?
They are grateful little people, too, and at the princess's coming-of-age ball (they come of age on their second birthday and have a birthday every month) they gave him the wish of his heart.
The story opens in 2001 at a coming-of-age party at a Brooklyn brownstone.
Summary: The movie is reportedly a coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai
The author draws on interviews with 80 men in Kenya who came of age under colonial rule, as well as archival materials and quantitative analysis of court cases, to relate the coming-of-age stories of those who grew up in the country from the beginning of British colonial rule in the 1890s to the end of Jomo KenyattaAEs presidency in the late 1970s, as well as the British colonial stateAEs own coming of age and its role in age relations and making mature men through control and authority.
Natasha is a coming-of-age story about Russian Jewish immigrants in Toronto, and is adapted from the title story of Bezmozgis's debut collection.
coming-of-age plots focused on motifs like virginity, graduation, and the makeover" (Driscoll, Teen Film, 2).
While touching on issues that remain relevant today, such as racism and America's reliance on foreign oil, this coming-of-age novel is a page turning, high-octane suspense tale of star-crossed young lovers set in exotic wartime Venezuela.
Raul Ramos Y Sanchez's The Skinny Years is a complex, humorous, and utterly absorbing coming-of-age tale set in the 1960s.
"The coming-of-age ceremony is supposed to be a serious event where you demonstrate your recognition that you have become an independent adult," Kitakyushu official Yasuhiro Iida (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/08/national/irked-loud-attire-kitakyushu-urges-young-adults-dress-right-coming-age-day/#.VpAeR_krJph) told the Japan Times.
In this evocative coming-of-age novel, 12-yearold Pepper and her oddball brother are spending this summer on Shack Island with Grandma.
THE VERDICT A tender coming-of-age tale of two teenagers in 1962, set against the threat of nuclear war at the start of the Swinging Sixties.