tender (young) age


: a very young age
He was playing the piano at a tender age.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Instead his light expired on Jan. 16, 2018, his life ended by his own hand on the trigger of a gun at the tender age of 21, for reasons that may never be fully understood. Kevin Scarbinsky | , al, 26 May 2023 He was left behind not only because of his tender age, illness, injury and the difficulty of being drafted in a pandemic. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Feb. 2023 Do ghosts who left us at the tender age of 38 hobble around the stage like old men? San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Feb. 2023 Cocroft, now 12 games into his varsity career as the team’s starting point guard, was fearless even at a tender age. Rick Armstrong, Chicago Tribune, 16 Dec. 2022 Born in 1765 in Virginia, James Hemings became a slave to Thomas Jefferson at the tender age of 8 at the Monticello plantation. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 21 Nov. 2022 Days ago, Atlanta rapper Takeoff — who as a teen helped create Migos’ trendsetting triplet flow — was fatally shot at the tender age of 28. Longreads, 4 Nov. 2022 Angela Lansbury was recently taken from us (far too soon at the tender age of 96), but as a result of her passing, all sorts of great stories about the beloved acting legend are resurfacing. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 12 Oct. 2022 She is celebrated as a grandmother, a mother, an aunt, a daughter, a sister, and as a ruler forced into a difficult role at the tender age of 25. Madeline Hayman-reber, refinery29.com, 21 Sep. 2022 See More

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“Tender (young) age.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tender%20%28young%29%20age. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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