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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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The 86-year-old GAA fanatic from Cabra made his first pilgrimage to the stadium at the tender age of nine and says he remembers it "clear as day".
At the tender age of nine, Yousuf Al Heera was diagnosed with diabetes and Al Dhahabi found herself at a complete loss.
Maharashtra, March 14 -- Petite and graceful, Samriddhi Ghosh is an acknowledged prodigy in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the tender age of nine.
Stevenson joined his home-town club at the tender age of nine and his latest deal means he will be contracted to the Sky Blues until June 2020.
Ms Finch had dispatched the very same concerto (1938) with the Phil all of 15 years ago at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, then just 21: a case of an exceptional Welsh-born musician, who had topped out the Grade 8 examinations at the tender age of nine, showcasing a native instrument to a cosmopolitan audience.
I now fast-forward exactly a year to the date, to Friday, October 21, 1966, and to an incident in which I was directly involved, and in which I could very easily have been killed, at the tender age of nine years and four months.
Achieving astoundingly high marks in his Grade Eight exam at the tender age of nine, he went on to lead the National Children's Orchestra for three years and win numerous awards, including the string prize for his age group at the Urdd Eisteddfod four years running.
His literary journey started in 1985 at the tender age of nine.
The upcoming movie will show her to be orphaned at the tender age of nine by a T-800.
EAGLESCLIFFE javelin thrower Benji Savage, right, continues to overthrow the competition - at the tender age of nine.
At the tender age of nine months she was well into her first season, but I wanted to continue working her on a one-on-one basis without the distraction of other dogs or hunters.
TALENTED Liam Brown is gearing up for his first World Pipe Championships - at the tender age of nine.
Amukwaya started her football career at the tender age of nine and has since been hooked to kicking and fending off her opponents from scoring.
At the tender age of nine she made her debut at Corbridge with Alan's British Blue cross heifer Sweetpea, and just a few years later she returned to enjoy success with British Blue cross bullock Fuzzbuzz, who achieve third in his class.
Owen died at the tender age of nine in November last year after developing the rare disease Aplastic Anaemia.
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