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golden years

plural noun
the years of retirement, normally after age 65.
Origin of golden years
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They moved from youthful happiness toward mid-life depressions, then back to happiness in their golden years.
  • And yet it seemed he lived a normal life, had a healthy married relationship, and reached the golden years.
  • There aren't many film stars who, entering their golden years, endure as icons of sensuality.
  • Many people continue to be safe drivers well into their golden years.
  • Senior citizens have a lot of experience and wisdom to share during their golden years.
Contemporary definitions for golden years

the time after one's retirement


They volunteered to do archaeological fieldwork in their golden years.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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