early in life


: at a young age
She knew what she wanted to do early in life.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Thus, based on our recent findings, it can be expected that experiencing harsh environments early in life results in irreversible structural changes in multiple regions of the brain, which might explain why these individuals are more susceptible to ill health, including mental disorders. Cordula Hölig, Scientific American, 12 May 2023 That finding and others have caused Itzhaki to propose that reactivation of HSV-1, a virus that typically infects people early in life and lays dormant in nerve cells, can cause inflammation and damage and later trigger Alzheimer’s. Jonathan Wosen, STAT, 3 May 2023 Ricky Fataar, 70 Born in Durban, South Africa, on Sept. 5, 1952, Fataar honed his musical chops early in life. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2023 Study authors found that children who were given the devices often early in life to calm them down often had trouble later learning how to regulate their emotions on their own. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Mar. 2023 Parents oftentimes actively promote closeness between their children and grandparents, starting very early in life. Amy Dickinson, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Feb. 2023 These two rare syndromes, appearing early in life, produce large numbers of frequent seizures that are resistant to traditional epilepsy treatments. The Conversation, Fortune, 10 Feb. 2023 Sometimes, the financial mistakes come early in life. Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2023 Scientists know that conditions early in life play a large role in the development of a healthy brain. Conor Feehly, Discover Magazine, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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