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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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Iwobi had been with the Gunners for 17 years, having joined the club at the tender age of six and progressing through the club's academy.
The challenger, who started boxing at the tender age of six, explained how, like Joshua, he once so very nearly lost his way.
And the challenger, who started boxing at the tender age of six, explained how like Joshua he once so very nearly lost his way.
Refreshing the same message that he, at the tender age of six, delivered in political rallies after the 1983 murder of opposition leader Ninoy Aquino upon his return from his US exile, Bam said in a forum of the Capampangan in Media Inc.
Sheun Natural started singing at the tender age of six in church, imitating the dance moves of the Late Michael Jackson while singing the hits of legends like Bob Marley, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Angelique kidjoe, King Sunny Ade, Wasiu Ayinde, Shina Peters to mention a few.
But divorce, and then death, ripped their tiny family apart, and at the tender age of six, she entered the foster care system.
LITTLE Georgina Kyvlacou is making a big splash in the swimming world - at the tender age of six. She has won a clutch of medals after just a year of lessons at a pool in Thingwall Hall.
Chef Brentfield Lettsomes love of the kitchen was also sparked by his mother at the tender age of six, when he began to help her prepare family meals.
He was abandoned at the tender age of six when his parents found out that he had cerebral palsy.
Growing up in poverty, Kakada was orphaned at the tender age of six. Fortunately, he had seven siblings who took care of him.
Yuri first felt the urge to hunt tigers at the tender age of six when his favorite pony fell victim to one of these great beasts.
Such is the case with aspiring artiste, 19-year old Daniel Leero who started singing at church at the tender age of six.
At the tender age of six, Mir Qamr-ud-din came to the court with his father, where he was awarded a mansab.
ALTHOUGH she first began playing music at the tender age of six, it wasn't until she began going to Black Country musician Dan Whitehouse's Songwriting Circle at the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), in Birmingham, that Danielle Cawdell realised she had to make a record.
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