octogenarianism

Related to octogenarianism: septuagenarian

octogenarianism

the state of being in one’s eighties. — octogenarian, n., adj. — octogenary, adj.
See also: Old Age
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His journey towards imminent octogenarianism may actually be beneficial to those who struggle to tolerate him in that it robs him of the zeal to fill every spare minute of airtime with pointless references to people we don't know, celebrating anniversaries we don't care about at golf clubs we have never played.
Emrys Jones, a native of Aberdare who has lived in London for more than 50 years,belies his octogenarianism and bubbles with boyish enthusiasm as he ducks and dives his way through the traffic to show me the hidden Welsh treasures he has spent half a century seeking out.
Having reached the four-score figure some years ago, I welcome You to octogenarianism, which is an honourable state although one, perhaps especially One, in which changes are noticed.