Old enough, according to the law, to be eligible for something, as in In this state he's not of age for buying liquor, but he may vote, or Next year Jane's coming of age and will get her driver's license. This usage was first recorded about 1430. The term under age signifies being too young to be eligible, as in It's against the law to serve alcohol to anyone under age.
come of age. Mature or develop fully, as in The school's bilingual program has finally come of age.
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However much we gossip about heterosexual couples with large age gaps, we at least refrain from calling them sex offenders.
In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around.
Doctors have long wrestled with the age of consent when it comes to mature adolescents.
You have to acknowledge your age and position in life, for me quite a lot of those emotionally fueled songs were hormone songs.
The copilot on Flight 8501 was Remi Emmanuel Piesel, 46, who despite his age had just 2,275 hours of flying experience.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The Rev. Alonzo Barnard, seventy-one years of age, accompanied by his daughter, was present.Among the Sioux|R. J. Creswell
In a warlike age this peacefulness of a monarch was the great and supernatural phenomenon.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
He began his military career at the age of 11, and continued in the service nearly 60 years.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
His hair was darker—almost brown save at the temples, where age had faded it to an ashen colour.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini