at the tender age


: when only (a specified young age)
He left home at the tender age of 18.

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Recent Examples on the Web Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley California Michael Honig began managing his family’s vineyard at the tender age of 22 and began selling and delivering wine in downtown San Francisco. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 9 May 2024 As a result of the massive rise in the stock, Michael Dell’s personal net worth reportedly hit the $100 billion mark in early March—a notable milestone even for a man who became a billionaire at the tender age of 30. Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune, 25 Mar. 2024 First up is the Serenade that composer Richard Strauss produced at the tender age of 17, inspired by his father’s horn playing. Randy McMullen, The Mercury News, 13 Mar. 2024 But that doesn't diminish the remarkable achievements of the rest of the cast and the crew, especially Adrien Brody, who, at the tender age of 29, is still the youngest actor to win the Best Actor award for playing the role with heart, power, and deep sadness. Robert English,, 27 Oct. 2023 Teammate Parker Fox, in his sixth year of college basketball, marvels at what Christie can do at the tender age of 18. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, 16 Feb. 2024 Raven-Symoné is grappling with the loss of her younger brother, Blaize Pearman, who died at the tender age of 31 due to his two-year battle with colon cancer. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 12 Dec. 2023 Williams English's daughter might have been the youngest person to technically ever appear in the swimsuit issue while her mom was pregnant, but she was also shot for the magazine at the tender age of six weeks old. Mark Gray, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 Sbarge got his start on Sesame Street at the tender age of 4, and was on Broadway by 16, per IMDb. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 5 Aug. 2023

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“At the tender age.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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