at the tender age of

at the tender age of

At the young age of. This phrase is used to emphasize how young one was when one did something in particular. The age is stated after "of." I'm not surprised to hear that he was doing science experiments at the tender age of seven—he's a child genius!
See also: age, of, tender
References in classic literature ?
Such was the first distinguished exploit of Miss Frederica Vernon; and, if we consider that it was achieved at the tender age of sixteen, we shall have room for the most flattering prognostics of her future renown.
I grew up in Blyth and at the tender age of 16 in 1960 joined the RAF; I've only been back in the area about a dozen times.
A decade on, Rogers emulated his former coach by playing first-team football at the tender age of 16, when he came off the bench in the FA Cup replay against Brighton.
Even at the tender age of four, Zion Gutierrez is already showing potential in showbiz, with his cute looks and even cuter dance moves.
Born in 1947, he made his debut by singing at Urs of Shah Shams Tabrez in Multan at the tender age of 10.
An entrepreneur and fashion blogger at the tender age of 21, Ellie, from Stockton, has her feet solidly placed on the ladder of success (Gazette 27.07.16).
At the tender age of 40 Ryan Giggs has called an end to his playing career after being named as Louis van Gaal's assistant at Old Trafford after taking charge of Manchester United for four games at the end of this season following David Moyes' exit.
At the tender age of 13 she was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Atonement.
His ambition to become an artist was formed at the tender age of seven and he has pursued nothing else.
At the tender age of 69 I was fortunate to land on my "fleshy parts".
At the tender age of six Croft is already making an impact having picked up trophies in Bambino class go-karting.
It is terrible timing for the visitors as Aamer showed he can lead the pace attack at the tender age of 17 following a five-wicket haul in the opening Test in Melbourne.
The year's highlights include Jenson Button winning the Formula One world championship, Jessica Ennis and Phillips Idowu collecting gold medals at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Andy Murray reaching No.2 in the world tennis rankings, and Tom Daley winning a world diving title at the tender age of 15.
Stephen Gately was discovered alone on the sofa, having died from natural causes at the tender age of 33.
Summary: Teen music sensation Miley Cyrus has released her autobiography at the tender age of 16.