drinking age

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Noun1.drinking age - the age at which is legal for a person to buy alcoholic beverages
eld, age - a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"
adulthood, maturity - the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
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He had that rather wild, strained, seared marking about the eyes, which may be observed in all free livers of his class, from the portrait of Jeffries downward, and which can be traced, under various disguises of Art, through the portraits of every Drinking Age.
In July, a group of college presidents announced that they wanted to start a national conversation on the drinking age. Their "Amethyst Initiative" suggests that we lower it to 18.
The college presidents said they wanted a national debate on the 21-year-old drinking age. They got it.
A recent letter mailed to all college presidents suggests that one solution to this problem is to lower the drinking age to 18.
Currently, the country's drinking age varies depending on the type of alcohol involved and the place of sale.
The argument goes like this: Our current drinking age forces young people to drink in private, so binge drinking of serious alcohol is on the rise and can be deadly.
There are a number of proposals which could address this - for example, raising the drinking age to 21, policing pubs and bars more closely and dealing more firmly with drunk and disorderly behaviour.
Now there is talk of lowering the legal drinking age to 16 in pubs, in order to curb teenage drinking on the streets.
A LEADING medical expert says the legal drinking age should be lowered to 16 to tackle problems caused by binge drinking.
A learned expert now wants the legal drinking age lowered to 16.
A TOP medical officer has called for the drinking age to be lowered to 16 so teenagers could drink in pubs instead of in parks and on street corners.
The way former Middlebury College President John McCardell sees it, maintaining this country's legal drinking age at 21 leaves parents, and college presidents, with a similar dilemma and two unacceptable choices.