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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The little girl with the cropped hairdo, had gone from independently deciding to become Catholic at the tender age of ten to a young woman brave enough to love and serve others through her job and every-day life.
Even at the tender age of ten, Sarah Taylor, from Hoylake, was destined to become a star from the very beginning.
Live Like Bella was founded in memory of Bella Rodriguez-Torres, who passed away at the tender age of ten from Rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive childhood cancer.
Seth claims to have developed an interest in extraterrestrial life at the tender age of ten, when he first picked up a book about the solar system,"(http://www.
Greg's true connection to children's storytelling began at the tender age of ten when he participated at the Claremont School of Theatre Arts' summer program.
Sims' DJing apprenticeship began with hip-hop at the tender age of ten.
I remember, at the tender age of ten, sitting glued to a black and white Roger Mellie, watching in agony as Crisp was reeled in by Red Rum in the 1973 Grand National.
I was also terribly guilt-ridden and conflicted about having participated in a gay bashing at the tender age of ten and, six years later, still very troubled by how easily and eagerly I had joined in on that assault, and how vividly and indelibly the incident still remained in my memory.
The firm's other young proteges are Naomi Folkard, aged 22, from Leamington, who was chosen to represent GB as part of the women's archery team in Athens 2004 and Ashley Cramond, a rising star in the world of golf at the tender age of ten
Born in 1920 in a small town in Italy, she had to abandon her beloved native land with her mother at the tender age of ten, to escape the rising tide of fascism.
For James, it is a step closer to his lifelong ambition, after first playing golf at the tender age of ten.
At the tender age of ten, Pardue started making knives on a parttime basis in 1950, under the tutelage of a retired railroad engineer.
Some youngsters get in trouble at the tender age of ten, end up in the court system at age 12, enter custody at age 13 and eventually get trapped in a downward spiral.
Even at the tender age of ten, I had a highly developed imagination.
I first met Mark at the tender age of ten and I was fortunate enough to see him develop as a cricketer and a man.
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