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golden years

noun
1.
the years of retirement, normally after age 65.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Examples for golden years
  • 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
noun

the time after one's retirement

Examples

They volunteered to do archaeological fieldwork in their golden years.

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