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prime of life

The best years of one's life, when one is at the peak of one's powers, as in She was in the prime of life when she began to lose her sight. The related phrase in one's prime can be applied to objects as well as persons. For example, The roses were in their prime when you last saw them. In both idioms prime means "first in quality or character." [Early 1700s] Also see past one's prime.
See also: life, of, prime
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ARE you in the prime of life but feel like you are on your last legs?
Officers at the time described the shooting as an execution style killing of a young man in the prime of life.
Mirowski had turned his grief into a quest to help prevent cardiac arrest, a disorder that by its very nature strikes without warning, often killing seemingly healthy individuals in the prime of life.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), the nation's leading physical rehabilitation hospital, today announced the launch of the Prime of Life Stroke Rehabilitation Program - a unique physical rehabilitation program developed specifically for younger stroke survivors.
In the United States over 500,000 people die from SCD with no warning symptoms whatsoever; often times in the prime of life.
IAIN JONES was in the prime of life when he was run down by a stolen car yards from his home.
Gone is the shy, haunted child-like Jacko - in his place is a confident, happy man in the prime of life.
Mrs Teresa Gorman, MP for Billericay, said: "She looks to me to be in the prime of life and in amazing condition, so there should be no trouble.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a fatal neuromuscular disease that strikes men and women in the prime of life.
Try to persuade your mum she's in her prime of life and has the right to good hearing.
A gorgeous woman in the prime of life, about to be cruelly taken from us.
He was a young man in the prime of life just starting out, yet he was always able to support his family, particularly his mother, during difficult times.
A person 55 or older is still considered in the prime of life, why shouldn't they be able to meet someone new online and date just like anyone else?
The martyred President, cut down in the prime of life, turned his Hyannisport, MA home into the "Summer White House.
He was a supremely fit professional footballer in the prime of life who seldom suffered from more than a head cold.