at the tender age of

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at the tender 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
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And good looks clearly run in the family as in January this year, Steven's other daughter Lexie made her modelling debut for Boohoo at the tender age of 11.
Centeno, who hails from Zamboanga, was discovered in the Philippine National Games when she, at the tender age of 11, bagged bronze.
Alex Stead, left, from Bebington, had only picked up the violin five years previously, but had already completed all of his graded exams at the tender age of 11 - achieving the highest mark possible in them all.
He started early at the tender age of 11 and went onto win his first silver medal in All Pakistan under 14 championship.
Parents in the 1960s and 1970s began to resent the 11-plus which consigned their children at the tender age of 11 to schools which they regarded as second class.
Charlie followed in his dad's footsteps and started volunteering at the tender age of 11.
SImmy has been singing and performing since a young age, and wrote her first song at the tender age of 11, and it impressed both her parents and music teacher.
Mark was born in Sale but left for London to become a ballet dancer at the tender age of 11.
Comprehensives were launched with what was, and remains, a laudable guiding principle: they were to provide educational opportunities for children of all abilities in a single school rather than dividing them into winners and losers at the tender age of 11.
Having left school at the tender age of 11 almost seven decades ago, Marie felt the urge to return to the books and get herself some qualifications.
Sammy Eshehawi made headline news when he reached the impressive level in the martial art at the tender age of 11 and little Stan managed to slip ahead of him and secure the belt at the age of 10.
Supported by her father, an educator who believed early on in his daughter's abilities, she first expressed publicly what education meant for her in 2009, at the tender age of 11, when she wrote an anonymous and moving blog for the BBC website, which revealed her dreams and aspirations.
At school, he shunned maths and science in favour of music and the arts, and joined the local amateur dramatics society at the tender age of 11, appearing in plays including The Wizard of Oz.
Her beautiful classic voice was discovered at the tender age of 11 (1952).