live to the age of

live to the (ripe old) age of something

to survive to a specific [advanced] age. Sally's aunt lived to the ripe old age of one hundred. Ken lived to the age of sixty-two.
See also: age, live, of
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One old man, who has been a close observer of Nature, and seems as thoroughly wise in regard to all her operations as if she had been put upon the stocks when he was a boy, and he had helped to lay her keel -- who has come to his growth, and can hardly acquire more of natural lore if he should live to the age of Methuselah -- told me -- and I was surprised to hear him express wonder at any of Nature's operations, for I thought that there were no secrets between them -- that one spring day he took his gun and boat, and thought that he would have a little sport with the ducks.
His name was Robert Wadlow and he grew to a staggering 8ft 111/2 inches tall, but he would only live to the age of 22.
One of Perls' studies also showed that women who conceived naturally and carried a baby to full term after age 40 are at least four times more likely than average to live to the age of 100.
Boys born in England between 2008 and 2010, who are expected to live to the age of 78, are estimated to spend 64 years in good health.
The average English man will live to the age of 78.
HUMAN beings could live to the age of 150 within five years, a scientist claimed yesterday.
The research was conducted by the University of Athens on almost 700 elderly residents of a small island called Ikaria, in Aegean Sea, where more than a third of people live to the age of 90 or more.
So the obvious question is, will Tiger Woods live to the age of 200 .
BRITISH men can reasonably expect to live to the age of 77, latest life expectancy figures reveal.
TWO in every five people across the West Midlands said they were prepared to give up sex if they could live to the age of a 100.
One in seven people who live to the age of 85 will suffer from shingles at some point in their lives.
According to Will, the percentage of Americans that live to the age of 85 today is the same as the percentage that lived to 65 in 1935 when the Social Security Act was passed.
It is also estimated that approximately 40 - 50 % of all Americans who live to the age of 65 will develop some form of skin cancer in their lives.
It's too bad he told me recently that he was seeing a lot of his friends passing, but that's what happens when you live to the age of 88.
Due to the inadequacy of current treatments for cystic fibrosis, fewer than 50 percent of patients live to the age of 31.