A young age, as in It's a great advantage to learn languages at a tender age. [Early 1300s]
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How to use tender age in a sentence
She became an international sensation at the tender age of two—before she even started pre-school—for her abstract works of art.
Luke, 32, is the oldest, followed by Chris at 30, with Liam being the youngest at the tender age of 23.Luke, Chris, and Liam: Your Guide to the Fabulous Hemsworth Brothers | Anna Klassen | August 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lords writes about doing drugs and posing for Penthouse at the tender age of 15.10 Fascinating Porn Star Memoirs: Aurora Snow on Porn Tell-Alls | Aurora Snow | May 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Bertie died young, meaning that our present Queen Elizabeth came to the throne at the tender age of 25.Queen Beatrix May Have Abdicated, But Queen Elizabeth Never Will, Insiders Say | Tom Sykes | January 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ye had left home at the tender age of 11 when she was invited to join the Zhejiang provincial swim team.China’s Olympic Soul-Searching: What the Games Have Taught the Country | Melinda Liu, Paul Mooney | August 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The practice of sending children to school at the tender age of five, four, or even three years.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions | George S. Boutwell
Though of this tender age, yet were they convicted as old and daring depredators.The Chronicles of Crime or The New Newgate Calendar. v. 1/2 | Camden Pelham
In December 1801, when this crime was perpetrated, Louisa Calderon was of the tender age of ten or eleven years.The Chronicles of Crime or The New Newgate Calendar. v. 1/2 | Camden Pelham
Even at the tender age that must be reckoned by minutes, these young birds were fed, seemingly, by regurgitation.Bird Lore, Volume I--1899 | Various
At the tender age of two years and a half he lost his father.The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3 | John Charles Dent