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attributive Relating to teenagers.‘a teen idol’
- ‘The reason for this is that among the working class there is increased teen pregnancy and a tradition of marrying young.’
- ‘He's spent those years educating us on various topics ranging from teen pregnancy to obesity.’
- ‘They wanted me on the cover of teen magazines, and it didn't feel right to me.’
- ‘She holds pretty strong views on subjects such as politics, teen issues and the world economy.’
- ‘In contrast the most common age at initiation now is the early teen years.’
- ‘Yet the unintended result was to provide the perfect soundtrack for white teen rebellion.’
- ‘British television has traditionally had a simple approach to teen drama.’
- ‘She finally accepted his ambiguity as normal teen behaviour and she moved on.’
- ‘This makes the distinction between teen culture and biological growth even more necessary.’
- ‘Yet the idea that teen angst is unavoidable is pervasive in our culture.’
- ‘This, combined with more spending power, saw the emergence of teen idols of which Frank was one of the first.’
- ‘So most people don't want to see art films nor do they want to see generic teen comedies or spy thrillers.’
- ‘There is a dearth of research on general perceived self-efficacy relative to teen pregnancy.’
- ‘If these are complex times for teenagers, they're fascinating for teen pop.’
- ‘I played this song constantly in my early teen years during one of my earlier depressive episodes.’
- ‘Two valiant teenagers have spoken out in support of teen shelters amid worries from residents.’
- ‘The story is crammed full of drama, awkward teen romance, and more than a little comedy.’
- ‘Despite his better mood, he did feel nostalgic for his early teen years.’
- ‘Only one movie at a time could be played there, and this one was a new teen movie.’
- ‘Now you can't move for former teen idols reconfiguring themselves for an adult audience.’
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