Usage examples for striplings

  1. Strangers entering Cologne were astonished at the hideous appearance of the striplings and thought they never had observed so ugly a race; but they were forced to admit the fine influence of beauty on commerce, seeing that the consumption of beer increased almost hourly. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. He was the foreman, and labelled by his white apron as an artisan, but his gigantic bulk- he would have outweighed the pair of them- and his age set him somehow over them, so that they were a couple of striplings in his vasty presence. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  3. Woman that fair and fond deceiver, How prompt are striplings to believe her, How throbs the pulse, when first we view, The eye that rolls in glossy blue; Or sparkles black, or mildly throws, A beam from under hazel brows; How quick we credit every oath, And hear her plight the willing troth; Fondly we hope 'twill last for aye, When lo! – Fugitive Pieces by George Gordon Noel Byron