old age

  1. a late time of life
    on the brink of geezerhood
    age hasn't slowed him down at all
    old age is not for sissies
    he's showing his years
    a beard white with eld
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  • But researchers have had mixed success in recreating the original experiments showing both that sirtuins can extend life, and that they can be "activated" by a substance called resveratrol, which is currently found in anti-aging creams and under investigation for ailments associated with old age. Reuters: Press Release
  • Glaucoma is more common in old age, and happens when the optic nerve in the eye is damaged.
  • We hope to grow old, yet we fear old age; that is, we are willing to live, and afraid to die. 
  • Were Medicare abolished, the nonpoor would finance health care in their old age by buying health insurance when they were young. Becker and Posner vs. Medicare, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • Social programs cover old age, invalidism, death, sickness and maternity, work injury, unemployment, and allowances per child.
  • After much blundering and backing, it stopped at the door: rolling heavily from side to side when its other motion had ceased, as if it had taken cold in its damp stable, and between that, and the having been required in its dropsical old age to move at any faster pace than a walk, were distressed by shortness of wind. American Notes for General Circulation
  • As in Homer, after further tribulation, he will eventually reach Ithaca, kill Penelope's suitors, and live with wife and son until a peaceful death in old age.
  • Old age, stress and genetics all play a part. The Sun
  • Curiously, her mother never saw it either and died at a ripe old age with that particular ambition unfulfilled.
  • In this little cottage lived an old basketmaker named Janiculo, with his only daughter Griselda, the child of his old age. The Children's Portion
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