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Sample sentences for the GRE study word precocious

precocious can be used as a adj

1.Stryver laughed till he shook his precocious paunch. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
2.I was a precocious actress in her eyes she sincerely looked on me as a compound of virulent passions, mean spirit, and dangerous duplicity. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.They had been, so it seemed to him, proud and precocious words with a smile, he remembered them. - from Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
4.A fiendish libertine from his earliest years this stinking goat of Mendes gave precocious signs of infantile debauchery, recalling the cities of the plain, with a dissolute granddam. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
5.There I unfolded to her the plan I had proposed to myself she smiled at my precocious ingenuity, but added it would not be safe to leave the closet door open, even partially, as by chance Mr. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous
6.He was an extraordinarily precocious child, who could read at three years of age, and who, before he was five, had read the Bible and the Arabian Nights, and could remember an astonishing amount from both books. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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