Definitions

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  • n. The latter part of life, the part of life after one's prime.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. advanced years; the latter period of life.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a late time of life

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Examples

  • The staple conversation on the farms around was on the uselessness of saving money; and smockfrocked arithmeticians, leaning on their ploughs or hoes, would enter into calculations of great nicety to prove that parish relief was a fuller provision for a man in his old age than any which could result from savings out of their wages during a whole lifetime.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • They had both become immured to the continual losses of the war, both of manpower and machines, but the passing from simple old age was something that Harbin had a hard time considering.

    The Brothers' War

  • And he said: They deceived me; for unless I used myself whilst young to drink it watered, if, when old, I desired to do so, I should then be seized with gouts and stomach complaints and never have my health: whereas, if in old age I were to take my wine neat, I should be drunk every evening, and that it was a passing foul thing for a gallant gentleman to get drunk.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • A better ruler was Guido Lucio, who in his old age in 1389 was thrown into prison by his sons, where he ended his days.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • And when again old age overtook them, they were standing one day in front of the sacred porch, and Baucis, turning her gaze upon her husband, saw him slowly changing into a gnarled oak tree.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

  • They went about in their youth in flannel or paper caps, in coats black with coal-dust or streaked with lime and red paint; in old age their white hairs are seen in a place of honour at church and at market, and they tell their well-dressed sons and daughters, seated round the bright hearth on winter evenings, how pleased they were when they first earned their twopence a-day.

    Adam Bede

  • Afflicted with Diabetes Type I since the age of eight, Jen was taking ten different medications at the ripe old age of twenty, including insulin, as well as meds for general pain, neuropathy, and fibromyalgia.

    The Vision Board Book

  • He escaped annihilation with Crassus at Carrhae, then governed Syria extremely well at the ripe old age of thirty.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Bacon's history is open to the world, from his boyhood to his death in old age -- a history consisting of known facts, displayed in minute and multitudinous detail; facts, not guesses and conjectures and might-have-beens.

    Is Shakespeare Dead?

  • A man could have died of old age before he would have needed to yield Niebla or Manzanera, yet the Spanish had vanished into the morning mist without firing a shot.

    Sharpe's Devil

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  • La Nonna di Compleanno felice!

    December 31, 2008

  • Tanti auguri, nonna.

    December 31, 2008

  • 101, yesterday.

    December 30, 2008

  • I guess I will never be old!

    August 29, 2008

  • Old age starts when you are no more able to work.

    (Prolagus' grandmother, 100 years old)

    August 6, 2008