old age

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noun

1
: the fact of being old
She died of old age.
2
: the time of life when a person is old
He's getting sweeter in his old age.

old-age

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adjective

: of, for, or relating to old people
an old-age home

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Noun
This term can also describe a person dying of old age when the vital organs naturally stop working. Korin Miller, Health, 2 Apr. 2024 With all the aches and pains that attend old age, how many Americans would really want to live to 100? Daniel De Visé, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2024 Winter is coming, and so is adulthood, and so is old age. Guy Lodge, Variety, 25 Mar. 2024 Those workers are likely to spend decades in old age surviving solely on Social Security, a plan that's geared to replace only a portion of one's working income. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 20 Mar. 2024 Child poverty roughly doubled following the expiration of a tax credit expansion approved by Biden in 2021, and roughly half of Americans will struggle to pay typical expenses in old age, said Howard Gleckman, senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan think tank. Jeff Stein, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2024 Generally, routine exercise throughout adulthood encourages the heart to remain strong and flexible even in old age. William Cornwell, The Conversation, 21 Feb. 2024 In their old age, the Jaffés bought a villa in Nice, France, and filled it with art by Rembrandt, Goya, J.M.W. Turner, John Constable and others. Nina Siegal, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2024 Instead of thinking about lung function, more and more are worrying about the maladies that come with middle and old age—colon cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 7 Mar. 2024
Adjective
Since it’s usually accompanied by a shot of Adam Driver wearing sunglasses and old-age makeup, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the movie was entirely focused on Italian carmaker Enzo Ferrari. Christian Holub, EW.com, 18 Dec. 2023 The old-age and disability program provides monthly payments to more than 70 million people, ranging from children to retirees. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 27 Dec. 2023 Like the Frans Hals Museum, the building was founded as an old-age home, albeit for women. Benjamin Moser, Travel + Leisure, 13 Dec. 2023 The supporting cast is nearly as strong, though the time-line hopping and the old-age makeup don’t always work to their advantage. Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 27 Oct. 2023 Once an abusive and volcanic personality, the audience meets the character when the fighter pays him a visit in an old-age home shortly before his title fight. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Aug. 2023 Households contend with high levels of debt, job insecurity, pervasive youth unemployment, and old-age poverty. Barry Eichengreen, Foreign Affairs, 20 Dec. 2022 The amusing clip finds the artist otherwise known as Toni Elizabeth Watson donning old-age makeup and a gray beard to play an old man who escapes from a nursing home with his gaggle of buddies for a wild day out on the golf course. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 26 Apr. 2023 The growing settlement—which at its peak was home to about 120 residents—would eventually include a school and dormitories, an old-age home, a bakery, a dispensary, a dairy barn, and even a small farmers' market for selling excess produce grown within their self-sufficient farm community. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, 20 Apr. 2023

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