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It was difficult to guess his age.
The average age of the delegates was over 60.
children under the age of seven
She’ll only inherit when she reaches the age of 18.
At the age of 10, I went to live with my aunt.
The sisters have been playing music together from an early age.
At her age, she might be expected to take things easy.
The film is designed to appeal to people of all ages.
Her parents disapproved of the relationship because of the difference in age.
He started work there at 14 years of age.
young people who have reached the voting age
They plan to raise the age of retirement for women to 65.
He served wine to girls who were under age.
His face is starting to show signs of age.
With age, your reactions get slower.
Good wines improve with age.
She’s lived here for ages.
He took ages to answer the phone.
We spent ages trying to print this out.
For the first time in ages, we sat down and talked.
The wedding was planned ages ago.
After what seemed like ages, the doctor came back.
This is the British English definition of age. View American English definition of age.
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