tender age of

tender age

A youthful age. I'm not surprised to hear that he was doing science experiments at such a tender age—he's a child genius! I experienced my first true heartbreak at the tender age of 18.
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the tender age of (something)

A specific youthful age. Sarah's a child genius. She was doing science experiments at the tender age of 10! I experienced my first true heartbreak at the tender age of 18.
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tender age of

the young age of... She left home at the tender age of 17 and got married to a rock singer.
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References in classic literature ?
Such was the first distinguished exploit of Miss Frederica Vernon; and, if we consider that it was achieved at the tender age of sixteen, we shall have room for the most flattering prognostics of her future renown.
"And some of them be too hard to thy tender age of ten years.
I do not know which Leandra chose; I only know her father put us both off with the tender age of his daughter and vague words that neither bound him nor dismissed us.
I grew up in Blyth and at the tender age of 16 in 1960 joined the RAF; I've only been back in the area about a dozen times.
A decade on, Rogers emulated his former coach by playing first-team football at the tender age of 16, when he came off the bench in the FA Cup replay against Brighton.
Even at the tender age of four, Zion Gutierrez is already showing potential in showbiz, with his cute looks and even cuter dance moves.
Born in 1947, he made his debut by singing at Urs of Shah Shams Tabrez in Multan at the tender age of 10.
An entrepreneur and fashion blogger at the tender age of 21, Ellie, from Stockton, has her feet solidly placed on the ladder of success (Gazette 27.07.16).
The 22-year-old is known as one of the most openly sexual pop stars in recent years and admitted she told her mum Tish she was bisexual at the tender age of 14.
Dr Buxani, who came to Dubai at a tender age of 18, fondly remembers the formation years of the city state which he has since adopted to be his hometown.
At the tender age of 40 Ryan Giggs has called an end to his playing career after being named as Louis van Gaal's assistant at Old Trafford after taking charge of Manchester United for four games at the end of this season following David Moyes' exit.
His ambition to become an artist was formed at the tender age of seven and he has pursued nothing else.
At the tender age of 69 I was fortunate to land on my "fleshy parts".
At the tender age of six Croft is already making an impact having picked up trophies in Bambino class go-karting.
Already an international at the tender age of 19, Wales boss John Toshack was going to mould the whole side around the former Cardiff City youngster.