old age


old age
noun
ADJECTIVE
advanced, extreme
happy

She can look forward to a happy old age.

lonely (esp. BrE)

fears about a lonely old age

VERB + OLD AGE
live to, reach, survive into, survive to

My grandparents survived into advanced old age.

approach
die of
OLD-AGE + NOUN
pension, pensioner (both BrE)

I'll soon be drawing my old-age pension.

PREPOSITION
in (your) old age

Loss of hearing often occurs in old age.

He took up golf in his old age.

into old age

She was now well into old age.

PHRASES
the grand old age of sth, the ripe old age of sth

She lived to the ripe old age of 98.


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