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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Starting at the tender age of 4, he honed the ability to transfer images in his mind to the leftover pieces of paper brought home by his father.
The infant whale washed ashore on Venice Beach at the tender age of 4 days.
Based on her film debut, Lockhart knew, at the tender age of 4, that she was meant to act.