time of life

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Noun1.time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
lifespan, lifetime, life-time, life - the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"
summer - the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty; "the golden summer of his life"
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"
neonatal period - the first 28 days of life
babyhood, early childhood, infancy - the early stage of growth or development
childhood - the time of person's life when they are a child
schooldays, schooltime - the time of life when you are going to school
youth - the time of life between childhood and maturity
adolescence - the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
prepuberty - a period of two years immediately prior to the onset of puberty when growth and changes leading to sexual maturity occur
puberty, pubescence - the time of life when sex glands become functional
teens - the time of life between the ages of 12 and 20
mid-twenties, twenties - the time of life between 20 and 30
mid-thirties, thirties, thirty-something - the time of life between 30 and 40
forties, mid-forties - the time of life between 40 and 50
mid-fifties, fifties - the time of life between 50 and 60
mid-sixties, sixties - the time of life between 60 and 70
golden years - the time of life after retirement from active work
mid-seventies, seventies - the time of life between 70 and 80
mid-eighties, eighties - the time of life between 80 and 90
mid-nineties, nineties - the time of life between 90 and 100
bloom of youth, salad days, bloom - the best time of youth
adulthood, maturity - the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
bachelorhood - the time of a man's life prior to marriage
middle age - the time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age)
widowhood - the time of a woman's life when she is a widow
eld, geezerhood, old age, years, age - a late time of life; "old age is not for sissies"; "he's showing his years"; "age hasn't slowed him down at all"; "a beard white with eld"; "on the brink of geezerhood"
deathbed - the last few hours before death
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If a woman may ever be said to be in safety from the determined Perseverance of disagreeable Lovers and the cruel Persecutions of obstinate Fathers, surely it must be at such a time of Life. Isabel
The young ladies were pretty, their manners winning, their dispositions unexceptionable; but there was a dignity in the air, a touch-me-not-ishness in the walk, a majesty in the eye, of the spinster aunt, to which, at their time of life, they could lay no claim, which distinguished her from any female on whom Mr.
"I do not think, either," the detective continued, "that at my time of life I should care to go so far from home to settle down in an altogether strange country,."
The long interval that had elapsed since the birth of her last child; the serious illness which had afflicted her after the death of that child in infancy; the time of life at which she had now arrived -- all inclined her to dismiss the idea as soon as it arose in her mind.
I do not believe that in the whole course of my reading, and not even in the early moment of my literary enthusiasms, I have known such utter satisfaction in any writer, and this supreme joy has come to me at a time of life when new friendships, not to say new passions, are rare and reluctant.
Do you know, count, that persons of our time of life -- not that you belong to the class, you are still a young man, -- but as I was saying, persons of our time of life have been very unfortunate this year.
He was an elderly man, with a pair of oval, hazel eyes which were rather bright for his time of life, and relieved the heaviness of his face.
'I am strong for my time of life, sir, but not young, thank the Lord!'