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old age

the last period of human life, now often considered to be the years after 65.
Origin of old age
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50
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old-age, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • old age and decay, bad enough in themselves, we intensify by our habits of mind.

  • As for Reilly, we have been in harbour together, in our old age, and I may speak of him again.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Sometimes even now, in my old age, I feel that I do not wholly comprehend it.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • I have lived to see two things in my old age that never did I expect to behold.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • There is an old age which has more youth of heart than youth itself!

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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