along in years
Also, on in years. Elderly, old. For example, Grandma's along in years now and doesn't hear too well, or Our dog is not as frisky now that he's getting on in years. This idiom transfers the length of along (and the “onward” of on) to the passage of time. [Late 1800s]
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Groups like CAIR and leading intellectuals and imams have been denouncing acts like these for years.
Submission is set in a France seven years from now that is dominated by a Muslim president intent on imposing Islamic law.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So here I am in my requisite Lululemon pants, grunting along to an old hip-hop song at a most ungodly hour.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That man was Xavier Cortada, a gay man who wrote of his frustration that he and his partner of eight years were unable to marry.
But along with the cartoon funk is an all-too-real story of police brutality embodied by a horde of evil Pigs.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Rev. Alonzo Barnard, seventy-one years of age, accompanied by his daughter, was present.
It seems very strange that I shall actually know Liszt at last, after hearing of him so many years.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Was he really condemned to an eternal solitude because of the girl who had died so many years ago?Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
The "new world" was really found in the wonder-years of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Within the past thirty years civilization has rapidly taken possession of this lovely region.