late in life


: at an old age
He became famous relatively late in life.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Taylor Wilson: Medora, what can listeners who are hearing all of this do to prepare financially for late in life costs? Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 1 May 2023 Horses are similar to humans in that transitions can be tough, particularly late in life. The Courier-Journal, 14 Mar. 2023 Three other illnesses are also very common late in life: hypertension, arthritis and depression. Marc Cohen, Fortune, 13 Feb. 2023 Stoppard is not the first major playwright to pen a revealing bookend late in life. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 2 Oct. 2022 Trump was a celebrity outsider who became a politician late in life. Joel Mathis, The Week, 14 Sep. 2022 Another signature activity, even late in life, was standing on his head. New York Times, 8 July 2022 However, like Satchel Paige’s Major League spotlight shining in the twilight of his career, Ashford’s time came late in life. Marc Bona, cleveland, 10 Apr. 2022 On top of that, Baby Boomers are staying in their homes relatively late in life, which further restricts supply. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, 30 Jan. 2022 See More

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“Late in life.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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