evening of life

evening of life

euphemism Old age; the final period of one's life. I'm not interested in getting married again now that I'm in the evening of life. Grandma had to stay in a nursing home once she entered the evening of life.
See also: evening, life, of

evening of life

Euph. old age. As she approached the evening of life, Sarah looked back on her accomplishments with satisfaction. The residents of this rest home are all in the evening of life.
See also: evening, life, of
References in classic literature ?
Evening may therefore be called 'the old age of the day,' and old age, 'the evening of life,' or, in the phrase of Empedocles, 'life's setting sun.
The evening of life is described by Plato in the most expressive manner, yet with the fewest possible touches.
It was much easier to chat than to study; much pleasanter to let her imagination range and work at Harriet's fortune, than to be labouring to enlarge her comprehension or exercise it on sober facts; and the only literary pursuit which engaged Harriet at present, the only mental provision she was making for the evening of life, was the collecting and transcribing all the riddles of every sort that she could meet with, into a thin quarto of hotpressed paper, made up by her friend, and ornamented with ciphers and trophies.
He grows vespertinal in his habits as the evening of life approaches, till at last he comes forth only just before sundown, and gets all the walk that he requires in half an hour.
Idle Dreams BEING young and foolish is the prerogative Of youth, Time has not provided the understanding Of adulthood, You live in hope, and hope as always a False-friend, A shadow that goes before you, that is lost In darkness, Living passes you by, the here and now yet To become memories, We suffer remorse as we age, something the Young are free from, In the evening of life, time is as vital as the Air that we breathe, The shadow lengthens, the dying light flickers, Life's challenge lost, Naked when entering this world, it exposes us To the humility of being, To the young, We of many years have had our time, They have yet to live, Being young and foolish has great merit when Viewed by those who are not, Yet the shadow remains with young and old Forever among those idle dreams.