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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!
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I had made a number of attempts to write poetry, if you could call it that, and it will please you to know that these first attempts were at the tender age of ten, during the celebrations of the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
'Home Alone' was the movie that catapulted Culkin to superstardom at the tender age of ten. It was a commercial success when it was released in 1990, and is considered one of the highest-grossing and much-loved comedy films of all time.
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.seti.org/users/seth-shostak) the SETI Institute website reads .
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. Involving himself in pirate radio in the early-90s, he was a key figure in the establishment of London's Atmosphere FM.
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.
Which business boss was able to rebuild an Alfa Romeo twin cam engine and gearbox on his own at the tender age of ten?
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.
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