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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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  • No one ever dreamed, apparently, that a time for old-age pensions and honorable retiring funds was coming.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • The most conspicuous example of that effect has been old-age Pensions.

    Home Rule Harold Spender
  • But many of the supporters of the Government had at the election made speeches in favour of old-age pensions.

    Historical and Political Essays William Edward Hartpole Lecky
  • old-age Pensions have fallen on Ireland as a shower of gold.

    Home Rule Harold Spender
  • It will soon be necessary for the Government to arrange an old-age pension scheme for Peace Conference delegates.

  • A region typical of old-age topography is that around Caldwell, Kansas.

    Geology William J. Miller
  • The farm colony plan will in part relieve the state of the expense of old-age pensions.

  • He is wondering, wondering if it has been but a dream, his old-age journey.

    The Wolf's Long Howl Stanley Waterloo

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