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Definition 1: a late time of life - [noun denoting time]

Samples where years or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for years in the sense of this definition

(years is a kind of ...) a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state

(... is a kind of years ) mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations

(years is a part of ...) the time of life between 60 and 70

(years is a part of ...) the time of life between 70 and 80

(years is a part of ...) the time of life between 80 and 90

(years is a part of ...) the time of life between 90 and 100

Definition 2: a prolonged period of time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where years or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we've known each other for ages
  • I haven't been there for years and years

Synonyms for years in the sense of this definition

(years is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of years ) a time perceived as long

"I hadn't seen him in a month of Sundays"

(... is a kind of years ) an immeasurably long period of time

"oh, that happened eons ago"

(... is a kind of years ) a long time

"something that happens once in blue moon almost never happens"

(... is a kind of years ) as long ago as anyone can remember

"he has been a conductor since the year dot"

Definition 3: the time during which someone's life continues - [noun denoting time]

Samples where years or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the monarch's last days
  • in his final years

Synonyms for years in the sense of this definition

(years is a kind of ...) the period from the present until death

"he appointed himself emperor for life"

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