Thesaurus / act one's age
other words for act one's age
- act correctly
- act with decorum
- be civil
- be good
- be nice
- be on best behavior
- be orderly
- comport oneself
- conduct oneself properly
- demean oneself
- deport oneself
- discipline oneself
- keep the peace
- live up to
- manage oneself
- observe golden rule
- observe the law
- play fair
- shape up
- toe the mark
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Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.
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The Rev. Alonzo Barnard, seventy-one years of age, accompanied by his daughter, was present.
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He caught himself in the act of listening to you too credulously—and that seemed to him unmanly and dishonorable.
In a warlike age this peacefulness of a monarch was the great and supernatural phenomenon.
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He began his military career at the age of 11, and continued in the service nearly 60 years.
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He was aware that his act by this time, had helped nobody, had made no one happy or satisfied—not even himself.
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His hair was darker—almost brown save at the temples, where age had faded it to an ashen colour.
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He had, however, recovered sufficiently to enable him to act with promptitude and discretion.
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She began the study of drawing at the age of thirty, and her first attempt in oils was made seven years later.
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But she told Grandfather Mole that it was all right—that she knew a person of his age ought not to go without his breakfast.
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