(1) When you realise how precocious was the talent of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, you can only pray he was a nice kid.(2) Olivier Messiaen was born in Avignon, France in 1908 into a highly scholarly family and showed precocious musical talent.(3) His talent was as precocious as his future partner's, and back in America he would perform at children's parties and at his father's academic gatherings.(4) Callery pears are precocious , having a very short juvenile period, and flower as early as 3 years old.(5) He is an absolutely precocious talent, and as nice a person as I could wish to be associated with.(6) As a precocious teenager, and now as a student, Millie has always shared her wild lifestyle with Jamie.(7) In cold-winter climates, prune precocious magnolias in summer after they've bloomed.(8) A precocious talent, he joined New York City Ballet aged 16 and after a season with Zurich Ballet returned as soloist, becoming principal in 1995.(9) The 27-year-old grew up in bleak times for Scottish sport, when there was neither the political will nor the financial support to nurture precocious talent.(10) Of the two latest biographers, it is Nicholas Roe, a professor of English at St Andrews University, who writes most expansively about the poet's ancestry and precocious development as a poet.(11) A precocious composer (his earliest anthems date from c. 1663), he was sent to France and Italy about 1664 to study the latest fashions in music.(12) Although he's initially terrified at the prospect of being a father, Angela soon has a calming effect on him, despite her precocious , junk food-fuelled behaviour.(13) He seems to have been aware of this from adolescence: certainly from the time when, in his early twenties, he lived and worked in Rome under the patronage of a bevy of cardinals who admired his precocious talents.(14) A precocious child, he read voraciously and soon revealed an extraordinary aptitude for languages.(15) The point is made early on that Daniel is an intellectually precocious child.(16) Neil Tarrant, on loan from Aston Villa, has provided the impetus with his precocious ability to score important goals.