nonagenarianism

Related to nonagenarianism: Centenarians

nonagenarianism

the state of being in one’s nineties. — nonagenarian, n., adj. — nonagenary, adj.
See also: Old Age
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I must confess I have a few months before my nonagenarianism kicks off (with a wonky knee, mine will totter off ) but I'm confident that I'll make it.
Gass's fiction for the plot." What's remarkable about this novel is that Gass, long a writer of notoriously difficult prose (Thomas Pynchon and Donald Barthelme might be good measuring sticks) is nudging up against nonagenarianism and still turning out books whose ideas, if not all on target, still clamor for consideration; his attention to language more than occasionally dazzles.