It was unfortunate the cheerful youths would turn into unsmiling, frozen warriors one day.
A senior cadet corps is formed of youths between sixteen and twenty.
To avenge the death of his son, Minos demanded that seven Athenian youths and seven maidens should be sent every ninth year to be devoured by the Minotaur.
So said the mothers as they watched their young people executing their newly learned steps, and so said the youths and maidens themselves as they danced till they were ready to drop, and so said the grown-up young men and women who came to these balls with an air of condescension and found them most enjoyable.
He corrected one other movement and slowed their pace until it resembled that of the youths being trained a short distance away.