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Not of age—merely of time; for here was no senility, no quavering or fretful lines.

The only member of that household I could marry is not suited to my age.

“Seventeen, an it please your grace,” said Stephen, in the gruff voice of his age.

He was exiled at the age of 30 to Tomi, a town south of the delta of the Danube.

And the generation born after the Second World War has come of age.

He is the representative of Posterity,—the man of an age to come.

December 29, 1893, Mr. Gladstone attained the eighty-fourth year of his age.

But Mr. Gladstone, while acknowledging the compliment, declined because of his age.

However, it is most certain that this age, as yet, has not arrived.

December 29, 1879, Mr. Gladstone attained the seventieth year of his age.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "long but indefinite period in human history," from Old French aage (11c., Modern French âge) "age; life, lifetime, lifespan; maturity," earlier edage, from Vulgar Latin *aetaticum (source of Spanish edad, Italian eta, Portuguese idade "age"), from Latin aetatem (nominative aetas), "period of life, age, lifetime, years," from aevum "lifetime, eternity, age," from PIE root *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (see eon). Meaning "time something has lived, particular length or stage of life" is from early 14c. Used especially for "old age" since early 14c. Expelled native eld.

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