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tender age

A young age, as in It's a great advantage to learn languages at a tender age. [ Early 1300s ]
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  • Your tender age, the difference of rank, forbade your union.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • This object was his own son, a child of the tender age of eight years.

  • I suppose that is because you became a student of philosophy at a tender age.

    The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke
  • It is an honor to grasp the hand of one who did such service at such a tender age.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • What little man could stand being "hen-pecked," even at that tender age?

    Ginger-Snaps Fanny Fern

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