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Angla substantivo
English noun
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dotagedotages
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[1] maljuneco
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[1] senile old age

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  1. Decline in judgment and other cognitive functions, associated with aging; senility.
    • 1841, Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop, chapter 1,
      "More care!" said the old man. . . . There were in his face marks of deep and anxious thought which convinced me that he could not be, as I had been at first inclined to suppose, in a state of dotage or imbecility.
  2. Fondness or attentiveness, especially to an excessive degree.
    • 1598, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, act 2, scene 3,
      CLAUDIO: And she is exceeding wise.
      DON PEDRO: In every thing but in loving Benedick. . . . I would she had bestowed this dotage on me.
  3. Foolish utterance(s); drivel.
    The sapless dotages of old Paris and Salamanca. — Milton.
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[1] Alexis should've met me when I was twenty, not now, in my dotage[1]
Alexis estu alveninta ĉe mi kiam mi estis dudek-jara: en mia fora hieraŭo; ne nun.

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[1] Macmillan Dictionary: „dotage“ (brita), „dotage“ (usona)
[1] Merrain-Webster Online Dictionary „dotage
[1] Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus „dotage
[1] Dictionary.com (vortaro angla-angla, trezoro kaj enciklopedio) „dotage
[1] PONS angla-Deutsch, Stichwort: „dotage
[1] dict.cc angla-germana, kapvorto: „dotage
[1] LEO angla-germana, kapvorto: „dotage
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  1. Fernando Vallejo. Our Lady of the Assassins [elhispanigita de Paul Hammond]. — Londono, 2001.