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old age

the last period of human life, now often considered to be the years after 65.
Origin of old age
1300-50; Middle English
Related forms
old-age, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Note how many writers have not lived happily, or to old age.
  • There is a story that in old age he was stopped for speeding after a wild chase featuring three motorcycle cops.
  • old age is tough on brains, sapping them of a variety of abilities.
  • Of course if you live to a ripe old age in a bad financial market environment it could disappear.
  • No surprise then that both taught, and taught exceptionally well-and into old age.
  • New technology is bringing people a longer and more active old age.
  • Sickness is different in this respect: few of us will escape it, especially during the scourge of old age.
  • These are the workers that are going to care for you and provide their taxes to you in your old age.
  • The signs of old age become steps towards that confrontation, with a lifetime to resolve it all.
  • Most of us will die in the prison of old age, perhaps liberated by senility into incomprehension.

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