stage of life

See: age
References in classic literature ?
In good time, nevertheless, as the ardor of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning each young Leviathan from his amorous errors.
The busy stage of life, the virtues of heroes, and the actions of men were his theme; and his hope and his dream was to become one among those whose names are recorded in story as the gallant and adventurous benefactors of our species.
He is akin, of course, to Obermann, to Rene, even to Werther, and, on our first introduction to him, we might think that we had to do only with one more of the vague "renunciants," who in real life followed those creations of fiction, and who, however delicate, interesting as a study, and as it were picturesque on the stage of life, are themselves, after all, essentially passive, uncreative, and therefore necessarily not of first-rate importance in literature.
I suppose the old gentleman was in his dotage, for he manifested in various ways the characteristics which mark this particular stage of life.
We wish them well on their new stage of life as parents to little Haider Abbas Mohsin.
Talking to reporter here Sunday, he said that using substandard sunglasses may cause headache, blur visibility besides, badly affecting eyesight at later stage of life.
In the Shark Tracker section, users can track sharks by recent activity, gender, stage of life, or location tags.
That milestone is making me think of the next stage of life now" - TV star Declan Donnelly has hinted he is ready for parenthood.
Now that her kids are getting older the beautiful brunette is back working as a sculptor and exploring new opportunities that are now open to her at this exciting stage of life.
A fortnight or so with him is fine because that just about covers the oohh-ing and aahh-ing loved-up stage of life with a new arrival.
1 : being in the first or an early stage of life, growth, or development <young children>
New series examining the way our bodies develop and cope with each stage of life. It begins with the process of birth and follows the first hours of baby Gabriel (above).