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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At the tender age of five he started learning the art of a horse racing jockey.
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.
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.
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.
Nineteen-year-old crooner Damian won his first singing competition at the tender age of five.
One could say that Mejia became a painter at the tender age of five when the family patriarch took him to visit an old village in El Salvador where his Aunt Isabel was still using natural indigo to dye the threads that she wove into fabric on her loom.
Recently, a mum had her daughter taken off her by social services because she was injecting her with botox and lip fillers at the tender age of five.
Even at the tender age of five, six or seven weeks, puppies are already showing natural hunting instincts.
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