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

  • But among those who stay, there's at least one constant: even in their dotage, people remain full of life.
  • Are the Arabs of 1917 in childhood or dotage? Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness, a purring lion) reminds Lawrence that Arabia's cities had street lights when the English were clubbing .
  • 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.
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  • 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 [...]
    Aug. 8, 2013 - Devils Lake Journal

  • Cherry Jones in Providence Journal
    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."
  • Martin Scorsese in Times Online
    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...
  • Bob Geldof in Independent
    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".

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