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See also: éphèbe
- A young man, especially an 18-20 year old in ancient Greece undergoing military training.
- 1922, His glance touched their faces lightly as he smiled, a blond ephebe. — James Joyce, Ulysses
- 1993, Indeed Tom was much still the ephebe, sharing boys with his friend though talking of the gravity of marriage — Anthony Burgess, A Dead Man in Deptford