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
References in classic literature ?
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.
The former of these, the immense wealth of which the captain supposed Mr Allworthy possessed, and which he thought himself sure of inheriting, promised very effectually to supply; and the latter, the soundness of his own constitution, and his time of life, which was only what is called middle-age, removed all apprehension of his not living to accomplish.
A place, suited to her time of life, had been found for her in the pleasant Irish household.
Now, with respect to this alliance, the legislator ought both to consider the parties and their time of life, that they may grow old at the same part of time, and that their bodily powers may not be different; that is to say, the man being able to have children, but the woman too old to bear them; or, on the contrary, the woman be young enough to produce children, but the man too old to be a father; for from such a situation discords and disputes continually arise.
Now there's Morgan le Fay, as fresh and young as a Vassar pullet, to all appearances, and here is this old duke of the South Marches still slashing away with sword and lance at his time of life, after raising such a family as he has raised.
At our time of life it is not so pleasant, I can tell you, to be making new acquaintances every day; but for your sakes, we would do anything.