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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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Jalaf's love for crafting perfectly shaped eyebrows began at the tender age of 12 a passion that she enthusiastically cultivated over the years to transform into one of the most sought after brow gurus amongst beauty aficionados.
At the tender age of 12, after Higgins won the world title in 2011, Totten was taught a lesson on the practice table by the best in the world.
A BUDDING Coventry entrepreneur has launched an innovative business bringing mouth-watering desserts directly to customers via a "dessert van" - at the tender age of 12.
Relley, who is 27, wrote her first song at the tender age of 12 - Tell Me Boy.
WEven at the tender age of 12, the schoolboy Williams' voice was loud enough to bring about policy change at a company which had established a British institution.
He also lifted the lid on growing up with the legendary fighter who vowed at the tender age of 12 that he would one day be world champion.
With the two trading early points, Maqbool broke free of Ramachandran midway through all three games to take leads and then held on to keep the title he first won at the tender age of 12 in 2000.
El-Weleily's squash career kicked off at the tender age of 12, representing Egypt in the World Juniors 2001, rapidly climbing up the rankings of squash world to retain the second spot behind Malaysia's Nicol David since 2012.
Life as an actor has been a tough road since he landed his first big role by chance at the tender age of 12.
Yet, nothing can be taken away from the feisty woman who got married, like many others in her village, at the tender age of 12.
At the tender age of 12, I decided I would be an atheist.
The female of the species are forever talking about suitors and boyfriends while "the Filipino boy has no period in his development in which he hates girls," so at the tender age of 12 begins sending sentimental love notes, directly or through a third party.
I heard him express his vision when I became an activist at the tender age of 12 in the 1950s and when I met him in the early I heard him express his vision when I became an activist at the tender age of 12 in the 1950s and when I met him in the early 1960s prior to his arrest.
His talent was first spotted by comedian Jason Manford who saw a video of him performing at his parents' Silver wedding anniversary at the tender age of 12.
BEAUTIFUL Yesterday Duwaine told how Tamera was just a quiet, reserved girl at the same school when they met at the tender age of 12.