age:1. The time that a person has existed since birth; duration of life . ' S/He's 20 years of age .'
(2) Rose (Marilyn Cooper) in Family Business (1989):' You don't tempt God by bragging about your age .'
(3) Huey Walker (Dennis Hopper) to John Buckner (Kiefer Sutherland) in Flashback (1990): ' When I was your age I was even younger than you .'
(4) Kate Flax (Christina Ricci), the her older sister Charlotte (Winona Ryder) in Mermaids (1990): ' Act your age, not your shoe size! '
2. One of the stages of life ; that time of life : adolescence , adulthood, boyhood, childhood, dotage, elderliness , girlhood, infancy, life , lifetime, majority, maturity, middle-age , milestone, old age, senility , seniority, youth.
3. Or: agedness , the condition of being old; old age.
Synonyms: advancing-years ; autumn-of-life ; caducity ; declining-years ; dotage; elderliness ; evening-of-one's-days ; golden-age ; golden-years ; old age; senectitude ; senescence ; vale of years; winter of life .
(4) Abe (Alan King) to his son Abbie (Billy Crystal) in Memories of Me (1988): ' At my age you worry about two things. One, you're with a woman and she says, let's do-it again right now, and the other is, who's going to come to my funeral? '
4. To grow old; show signs of growing old.Synonyms: blossom ; decline; deteriorate; develop; get along; grow; grow feeble; grow old; grow up ; mature; mellow; push ; put mileage on ; ripen; wane; wear out .
Quote: Tommy (Rudy Vallee), Margaret (Myrna Loy) in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)-- Tommy: ' A girl her age is entitled to growing pains .'-- Margaret: ' Susan's growing pains are rapidly becoming a major disease .'
6. A period of time that is or seems extremely long.Synonyms: eon; donkey's years; eternity; lifetime; month of Sundays; forever; infinity; time without; endlessness; ages and ages; eons and eons.
8. Of age , having reached the time of life when one has civil and personal rights
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Quotes Containing age:
Murphy''s Laws: ''Nothing improves with age .''
Mr. Peabody (William Powell) in Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948): ''Fifty: the old age of youth, the youth of old age .''
Mr. Peabody (William Powell) in Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948):''Fifty: the old age of youth, the youth of old age .''
Lady Bracknell (Edith Evans) in The Importance of Being Earnest (1952):''A woman should never be really accurate about her age ; it looks so calculating.''
Rose (Marilyn Cooper) in Family Business (1989):''You don''t tempt God by bragging about your age .''
Kris Kringle''s (Edmund Gwenn) age in Miracle on 34th Street (1947): ''As old as my tongue and a little bit older than my teeth .''
The Dowager Empress (Helen Hayes) to the flirty Baroness von Livenbaum (Martita Hunt) in Anastasia (1956): ''To a woman of your age sex should be nothing but gender .''
Huey Walker (Dennis Hopper) to John Buckner (Kiefer Sutherland) in Flashback (1990): ''When I was your age I was even younger than you.''
Kate Flax (Christina Ricci) to her older sister Charlotte (Winona Ryder) in Mermaids (1990): ''Act your age , not your shoe size!''''
Mark Twain, The American Claimant: ''Whatever a man''s age , he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his button-hole.''
The Dowager Empress (Helen Hayes) to the flirty Baroness von Livenbaum (Martita Hunt) in Anastasia (1956): 'To a woman of your age sex should be nothing but gender .'
Abe (Alan King) in Memories of Me (1988): ''At my age you worry about two things. One, you''re with a woman and she says, let''s do-it again right now, and the other is, who''s going to come to my funeral?''
Retiring lawman Jack Beauregard (Henry Fonda) in My Name is Nobody (1973). ''I was getting to be one more old-timer and the years don''t make wisdom they just make old age .''
Mr. Bernstein (Everett Sloane) in Citizen Kane (1941): ''Just old age . It''s the only disease, Mr. Thompson, that you don''t look forward to being cured of.''
Tommy (Rudy Vallee), Margaret (Myrna Loy) in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) - Tommy: ''A girl her age is entitled to growing pains.'' - Margaret: ''Susan''s growing pains are rapidly becoming a major disease.''
Russell ''Russ'' Ward (Clark Gable) finally coming to terms with his true age (not 42, 45 or 50, but 56) in But Not For Me (1959):''Youth! The kids can have it!''
Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx) and Lamont Sanford (Demond Wilson) in the TV series Lamont and Sons (1972): - Fred : ''I still want to sow some wild oats!'' - Lamont: ''At your age , you don''t have no wild-oats , you got shredded wheat!''
''By the age of forty, someone clever had written ominously, a man gets the face he deserves. Smiley doubted it . He had known poetic souls condemned to life imprisonment behind harsh faces, and deliquents with the appearance of angels. '' John Le Carr. Smiley''s People (1979)
Mr. Bernstein (Everett Sloane) in Citizen Kane (1941):''Just old age . It''s the only disease, Mr. Thompson, that you don''t look forward to being cured of.
Elaine Navazio (Sally Kellerman) and Barney Cashman (Alan Arkin) in Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972). Elaine is Barney''s first of three unsuccessful attempts at middle-age, extra-marital sex . - Elaine:''Is it possible that you''re actually as cold as you sound?'' - Barney:''I need gloves to take off my underwear .'' - Elaine: ''Flippant, wise and cold . You don''t permit yourself to be honest and open for a minute, do you?'' - Barney:''Barney, I''m gonna give you one free hint so the afternoon isn''t a total write off . If you want undying love and romance , take a guitar and go to Spain. I''m leaving for good. My peek has ebbed.'' - Elaine: ''Cold, callous and unemotional.'' - Barney:''Those are my attorneys. You know where to get in touch with me.''
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