rite-of-passage


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Related to rite-of-passage: rite de passage
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rite-of-passage

rites-of-passage [ˌraɪt(s)əvˈpæsɪdʒ] ADJ a rite(s)-of-passage noveluna novela iniciática
see also rite
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This is The Sleeping Beauty as a sexual rite-of-passage tale.
Everything in the book is structured around that mindless rite-of-passage notion--as though the ordeals of making each movie and unmaking each relationship were initiations into the great secrets of manhood.