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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
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Living in a village in the mountainous region of Akkar, he lost his father, Anthony, at the tender age of five and his mother, Hanneh, was left caring for him and his baby sister, Rania.
His love of singing began at the tender age of five when he was a choirboy at St John's Cathedral, Nazareth in the diocese of Toticorin, India.
Alisha's own torment began at the tender age of five. "My dad told me I came home from nursery and refused to eat because everyone there had been calling me fat," she says.
My first encounter was at the tender age of five when I came home from first grade to see my 37-year-old mother pronounced dead from a heart attack.
Shannon - who was born and raised in Heswall, on the Wirral - was snapped up by Everton's academy at the tender age of five years old.
At the tender age of five, Belo already told herself that she would one day make everyone beautiful and handsome.
AT the tender age of five Kai Rooney is signing autographs like his dad Wayne.
Abu Dhabi: At the tender age of five, kids are normally busy memorising their rhymes, watching their favourite cartoon shows or busy trying out their new games in the PlayStation.
Kyle was one of the youngest children in Australia to practice karate at the tender age of five and when the family moved to Bahrain in 2007, the boys joined the BKC and progressed through all 10 colours of belts before being able to take the test for their black belt.
Investigations by Hi India have found that the kids of the programme, enrolled at the tender age of five years, were rarely provided education beyond fifth standard.
In a post-transplant footage, Xu Jianmei, 17, who had lost her face at the tender age of five, can be seen smiling for the first time in 12 years, the Mirror reported.
At the tender age of five, Poutel was afflicted by polio.
Lauren has long been a craft fanatic and remembers being taught how to sew by her mother at the tender age of five. Years of honing her superior stitching skills paid off when she won a place on the TV show.
The 18-year-old Kruger started showing interest in karate at the tender age of five.
It was at the tender age of five that Jean-Francoise Laurent started working in the "very high-end" chateaux his family ran in France.
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