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Word: dotage

Definition: senility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage


Sentences Containing 'dotage'

'The old ass has drunk himself into a state of dotage,' said Uriah, turning uglier than before, 'and it has been got from him by fraud!'
An old man, provided his age is not so far advanced as to give suspicion of dotage, is everywhere more respected than a young man of equal rank, fortune, and abilities.
The least miserable among them appear to be those who turn to dotage, and entirely lose their memories; these meet with more pity and assistance, because they want many bad qualities which abound in others.
To remind'; and passed the intervening period in a state of dotage.
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