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  • adj. Old enough to be considered an adult (in law, or by society generally).

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  • adj. having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)


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  • Colonel Charles S. Venable—approaching thirty-six years of age and a professor of mathematics besides—in fact was considered of an age and dignity that equipped him, when necessary, to present staff grievances to the commanding general.


  • For example, the Stanford Heart Disease Prevention Project, with which the present author was involved in the 1980s, identified individuals over 45 years of age who smoked cigarettes and who were overweight as a priority subaudience for messages about preventing heart disease.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Anderson, a petite woman whose demure demeanor belies her resolve for her mission, had also come of age in the East Ferry/ Delavan-Grider area of Buffalo.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • When Dr. Muss arrived at my office, I saw a professional, rather fit-looking woman about fifty years of age in a business suit and skirt.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • The management of the Protectory claim that the girls 'department cannot be considered a reformatory or even a home for delinquent children, and express their satisfaction with the recent amendment of the law in New York to prohibit the conviction of children under sixteen years of age of crime as such, restricting the complaint to delinquency.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • After service on Aquia Creek in the winter of 1861–62, General Holmes, fifty-seven years of age and a close friend of the President, had been sent to North Carolina.


  • Had Wolfelt come of age in the 1950s, that early experience might have moved him to become a doctor, or perhaps a clergyman.

    The Truth About Grief

  • A flagged floor filthy with the slicks of age and ammoniac human emissions.

    Morgan’s Run

  • His Bactrian bride Roxane was pregnant, he hoped with a boy, though the child would not be of age for many years to come even if the Macedonians would accept a half-barbarian ruler on the throne.

    Alexander the Great

  • Forty-eight years of age was Gregg, a South Carolina lawyer, a bachelor, and culturally one of the best-furnished men of the Confederacy.



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