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1886, from over- + age (n.). Related: Over-aged "those who are too old" (late 15c.).

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  • She may look like an over-age tub on the outside, but don't let that fool you.

    World Beyond Pluto C. H. Thames
  • The accused is powerless to remove any name from the list unless for over-age or non-residence.

    The Wearing of the Green A.M. Sullivan
  • As a result of this special promotion policy, there are practically no over-age pupils in the grammar schools of Newton.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
  • One of the most common errors made by the teacher is to overestimate the intelligence of the over-age pupil.

    The Measurement of Intelligence Lewis Madison Terman
  • Since even an over-age ship like Mozart's Lady was close to ninety percent automatic, there was no crew.

    World Beyond Pluto C. H. Thames

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