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Same as 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 .


(1) 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 .'

(2) Mr. Peabody (William Powell) in Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948): ' Fifty: the old age of youth, the youth of old age .'

(3) 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 .'

(4) 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 .'

(5) Diana Barrie (Maggie Smith) to Sydney Cochran (Michael Caine) in California Suite (1978): 'I've aged , Sidney. I'm getting lines in my face . I look like a brand new steel-belted radial tire .'

(6) 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? '

See Also: advancing years, autumn of life, declining years, elderliness, evening of one's days, golden age, golden years, senectitude, senescence

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