at the tender age of

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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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At the tender age of twelve, I decided I would be an atheist.
At the tender age of twelve, Edwidge was at last reunited with her parents, and forced to confront her own emotions about the reunion.
At the tender age of twelve young Mauritians are ranked, and the results published, on the basis of a nationwide examination.
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