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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOTAGE

And was it not more than a good old man's dotage, God rest his soul!

Now I am getting into my dotage and look on the dark side of everything.

Have I reached my dotage by the way of the seven-league boots?

You sometimes hear people say, 'Yes, but he was in his dotage.'

England is no more in her dotage than America is in her nonage.

I never sold it to young men nor to old men in their dotage.

She is the last survivor of the quorum, and is now fast fading into dotage.

What will be our fate in the frenzy, so to speak, that shall befall the world in its dotage?

But, no, no; Porthos is not yet an invalid, nor is Aramis in his dotage.

A shambling, stooping, trembling old man, in his dotage already.

WORD ORIGIN

"the state of one who dotes," c.1300; see dote + -age. Originally of all sorts of mental impairment, not just that resulting from old age. First recorded late 14c. for "senility."

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