dotage dotage


  • (n) mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations



  1. But among those who stay, there's at least one constant: even in their dotage, people remain full of life.
  2. From their youth, when they behave as badly as adults, to their dotage, when they behave as badly as youngsters, amortals hate to be pigeonholed by age.
  3. My onrushing dotage has, in recent years, been salved by sudden onset Mozart-mania.


  • An old baseball fan remembers his first big league game

    Sixty years ago today, when I was 10 years old, I saw my first Major League baseball game, an occasion of supreme importance at the time and a source of sweet memories in my dotage. Before then, I had never even seen a game [...]
    on August 8, 2013     Source: Devils Lake Journal


  1. "I'm at an age where after this tour the thought of sleeping in my own bed is something I'd prefer," said Jones. "But the idea of playing with my friends in Cambridge is something I'd love to do before we are all in our dotage."
    on Apr 6, 2007 By: Cherry Jones Source: Providence Journal

  2. As Scorsese said of his magnum opus: "Robert De Niro [who memorably played LaMotta, method acting his way to obesity to portray the boxer in his dotage] wanted to make this film. Not me. I don't understand anything about boxing. For me, it's like a...
    on Feb 4, 2010 By: Martin Scorsese Source: Times Online

  3. "I'd frankly be too old to do it again," says Geldof, who has no plans to hang up his guitar, even if it means appearing in Battersea Church Hall "plinking out a few tunes in my dotage".
    on Apr 9, 2006 By: Bob Geldof Source: Independent

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