• Middle-aged Novice
    Middle-aged Novice
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Agee United States novelist (1909-1955)
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AGE 3. AGE 17. AGE 25 AGE 3. AGE 17. AGE 25
AGE 40 AGE 40
AGE 17 AGE 17
AGE 19 AGE 19
AGE 14 AGE 14
AGE 16 AGE 16

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
    • Agee Same as ajee.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Before roasting, some green coffee beans are stored for years, and experts believe that certain beans improve with age, when stored properly.
    • adv Agee (Scot. and prov.) aside, off the straight, ajar.
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.”
  • Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
    Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
    “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.”
  • Charles De Gaulle
    “Old age is a shipwreck.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects.”
  • Sidney J. Harris
    “Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, Why not? and the other, Why bother?”


Age before beauty - When this idiom is used, it is a way of allowing an older person to do something first, though often in a slightly sarcastic way.
All ages and stripes - A shorthand for expressing a diversity of folks in a group
Come of age - When something comes of age it develops completely and reaches maturity. When someone comes of age, they reach adulthood or fulfill their potential.
Coon's age - (USA) A very long time, as in 'I haven't seen her in a coon's age!'
In a coon's age - A long time. Example: I haven't seen her in a coon's age.
In a dog's age - I you haven't done something in a dog's age, you haven't done it for a very long time.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prep. a, and gee, to move to one side; jee, a call to a horse to move to one side.


In literature:

Their father, when he was pope, gave their ages in accordance with these dates.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
Everybody had been dead for ages who could have had anything to do with it.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
At twenty, it had seemed a great age, an age of absolute maturity.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
All the ages have been trying to produce a perfect model.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
He taught the boys my age how to swim, fish and hunt.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Mr. Pye, though double his age, was still a young man, and the literary sympathy between them was complete.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
At the age of ninety-four, he was beat and stoned by the Jews; and finally had his brains dashed out with a fuller's club.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Ages, ages have departed, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Of all the men of that busy and brilliant age, no one advanced more steadily in the general knowledge and favour.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
The picture which he painted of it in his ripe age was romantic and pathetic.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
I was eighteen years old in 1875 but I wanted to get married so I gave my age as nineteen.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Out of the 984,000 persons that died during the year of 1890, 227,264 did not reach one year of age, and 400,647 died under five years of age.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
It is unfortunately not true that the ages of faith, so called, were ages of great moral purity.
"Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Burleigh James Bartlett
In the very early ages this book was supposed to be the work of Saint Matthew.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
He was born in December, 1646, and came to Virginia in October, 1660, and died in July, 1709, aged sixty-two years.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
The T'ang is universally regarded as one of the great ages of man, and it is also considered the Golden Age of Ch'an.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
Twice married, and the father of twenty children, his income was always small even for that age.
"Great Musical Composers" by George T. Ferris
These fairs were flourishing centres of the cloth trade in the middle ages, but this industry has long departed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
Brown, aged 80, to Elizabeth Gunton, aged 63.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
Died at Damascus Dec. 950, aged upwards of eighty.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

In poetry:

"Dear God, what security,
comfort and bliss!
and to think, too what ages
have brought us to this!"
"Comfort" by Walter de la Mare
Our Clay; the patriot, statesman, sage,
The Nation's pride,
With giant minds of every age
"Henry Clay" by Effie Afton
New every year,
New-born and newly dear,
He comes with tidings and a song,
The ages long, the ages long.
"Unto Us A Son Is Given" by Alice Meynell
"I am the master-builder
In whom the ages trust.
I lift the lost perfection
To blossom from the dust."IV
"Earth Voices" by Bliss William Carman
Love, the aged,
Walking, bowed, the shadeless miles,
Read a volume many-paged,
Full of tears and smiles.
"Love's History" by George MacDonald
Age that had begun to quail
In the gathering gloom,
Counselled he to seek the Grail
And forget the tomb.
"The Sangreal" by George MacDonald

In news:

Fewer children ages 4 to 7 died in car accidents after states passed booster seat laws, with the most noticeable results in the 6- and 7-year-old age range, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.
The thrust of the Bar's efforts is to help aging lawyers be"self-reflective" about where they stand, and educate others how to observe the signs of aging and intervene before it becomes a "real catastrophe".
The total falls to £423 for those aged 55 and over and £415 for those aged 18 to 34.
Check labels for age recommendations and be sure to select gifts that are appropriate for a child's age and maturity.
Organizers of a new Center on Aging at Cal State San Bernardino are studying the needs of the Inland Empire's elderly and hope to mold the center into an advocate for the aged.
Now, that might still seem low, compared with the 436 children aged 1 to 4 who were killed by drowning, or the nearly 1,200 children aged 1 to 14 who died in traffic accidents (these are 2010 numbers from the CDC).
An unnamed witness was interviewed by the postal inspector, and the witness claimed Kasler had photographed him nude on numerous occasions between the ages of 8 and 12 years of age.
An intermediate class for ages 9-11 will be held from 3:15 to 4:45 pm for $35 and an advanced class for ages 12 and up will be held from 5:30 to 7 pm at a cost of $45.
Colon 's hefty payday is only good news for Cabrera, who at age 28 figures to make a lot more than an overweight, aging pitcher.
In the age three to six category Rayna Smith of Pine Grove won and Kaitylyn Gump of New Martinsville took the top prize for ages seven to 10.
As society shifts from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age, having a strong design platform is key to forming a competitive strategy.
Parishes who take the residential route are in the midst of converting their aging church buildings into homes that can serve their aging congregations .
A discussion about the vicissitudes of aging led a friend of mine to say, "There are three stages of life — youth, middle age and, "You're looking good.
Middle-age men are at much greater risk of a heart attack than women their age, but new research suggests the gap may be narrowing .
Caretaker Inge Harding-Barlow of Palo Alto stands with Miner 49er, age 18, and Perry, then age 8, at a private pasture next to Bol Park in Palo Alto.

In science:

We find ages of a few Gyr for the evolved galaxies, comparable to the more carefully determined ages based on fitting the observed optical spectra (Spinrad et al. 1997; Nolan et al. 2003).
Spitzer Observations of the Prototypical Extremely Red Objects HR10 and LBDS53W091: Separating Dusty Starbursts from Old Elliptical Galaxies
As we have discussed , the NUV-r colour is sensitive to the age of the stellar population in the outer galaxy (effects due to dust are expected to be weak), Dn(4000) measures the age of the stars in the inner bulge-dominated region , and L[OIII]/MBH measures the accretion rate onto the black hole.
Ongoing Formation of Bulges and Black Holes in the Local Universe: New Insights from GALEX
Fig. 14.— Correlations between NUV-r (an indicator of the age of stars in the outer galaxy), Dn(4000) (an indicator of stellar age in the inner galaxy), and L[OIII]/MBH (an indicator of accretion rate onto the black hole).
Ongoing Formation of Bulges and Black Holes in the Local Universe: New Insights from GALEX
Our estimate of 1.2 Myrs for its age indicates that stars less massive than 3 M⊙ can display significant surface magnetic fields at a very young age, in contradiction with Hubrig et al’s (2000) conclusion that such stars become magnetic only after they have completed 30% of their main sequence life.
The magnetic field of the pre-main sequence Herbig Ae star HD 190073
This value of the age of Universe is in disagreement with the most likely values for globular cluster ages.
Averaging Problem in Cosmology and Macroscopic Gravity
Life times for the living lower taxa (ages) is exponential, with about 10,000 time steps for maximum age.
A physical model for competition between biological speciation and extinction
Ages of the binaries were determined from the cooling age of the white dwarf components.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
Most of the investigated M dwarfs have ages below 4 Gyr but there are also many stars with ages up to 10 Gyr (regretfully the authors do not list ages of individual stars).
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
Assuming the age of M stars at the end of saturation regime ≈ 1 Gyr and of old stars ≈ 10 Gyr, the 10-fold increase in age should result, according to Eq. (7), in a decrease of X-ray flux by a factor 10 −1.7.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
In this way we obtained the mass and the radius of both stars, as well as the age of the system, assuming a common origin for both stars (the age of the system is the intersection of both age ranges determined for each star separatly) (Fig. 7).
Characterisation of the magnetic field of the Herbig Be star HD 200775
Figure 7 shows the age-metallicity distribution for the giants of our samples, and for the giants hosting planets (including data from literature), and it is clear that the hosting planets giants do follow the same age-metallicity relationship of the sample stars.
Testing planet formation theories with Giant stars
The situation is quite different in γ rays since the emission integrates the wind history over a large fraction of the pulsar age, often more than half its age.
The Galactic gamma-ray club
The big question is, will the twins agree with their family and friends that they have aged the same? The truth is that, each of the twins will see the other as having aged less than they so they would not agree with their family and friends that they must be the same age.
The Twin Paradox Revisited and Reformulated -- On the Possibility of Detecting Absolute Motion
We then examined ORs for stroke and MI in relation to each of the lifestyle/behavior questions adjusting first for age only and then for age and the traditional cardiovascular disease confounders, also separately in women with and without a hysterectomy.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
Tables 3 and 4 show ORs and 95% C.I.s for stroke and MI in relation to each of the variables that measure health behavior in non-hysterectomized and hysterectomized women adjusting for age and then for age and the traditional confounders.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy