(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.
(1) Russell 'Russ' Ward (Clark Gable) in But Not For Me (1959). ' Youth! The kids can have it! '
(2) 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.'
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.
(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.'
(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.
7. Or: that age / of a certain age , of an unspecified age, but no longer young; an advanced stage of life.
8. Of age , having reached the time of life when one has civil and personal rights