For too long, ageing has been about dotage
But now I am in my dotage
, I am a great grandfather.
Busby himself nearly died, but after winning the European Cup with survivors, he is seen here in his dotage
trying to put something back into grass roots football by managing a team of kids.
screeched Alice Cooper in his younger days when he was still serious about being the Machiavellian master of shock 'n' roll rather than spending his dotage
as a wrinkled, golf-loving, insurance-flogging panto dame.
Most people, in what we would call the civilised world, have moved on and it is easy to shrug off A Dinou's comments as the same old ramblings of someone in their dotage
In those circumstances and in their dotage
it is a case of finding anyone willing to bail them out.
But, she allowed, jabbing fists toward the crowd, ''I feel like I'm an example now in my dotage
of the fact that you just can't put those old gals out to pasture.
That's fine by me, they're commies top to bottom, deserving of slow starvation in their dotage
, but Walker was more compassionate.
This celebrated infant will have to face the vicissitudes of life in the glare of the media and a possibly intolerably long wait into his dotage
to inherit the throne.
While the rest of us may only dream of replicating such a simple strategy as a means of producing a regular income in our dotage
, we may still enjoy Wisden's Almanac which this year celebrates its 150th birthday.
Old is so often considered to be feeble, past sell-by date, well on the way to dotage
, an encumbrance to one's family and a bit of a blight, and whilst copious tears are shed at the passing of an older relative, relief will soon follow the shed tears
I WONDERED if dotage
had finally set in for me when viewing Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations last weekend.
We're hardly in our dotage
, but we do get the odd ache and pain in knees and hips so low maintenance is the way forward.
Watching her employer, a wealthy woman in her dotage
, don an absurd polka-dot dress, Rita experiences a terrible pity, forgetting for a moment her own disappointments, her own failures and regrets.
Laugh if you will, but the idea of allowing Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to spend his dotage
in exile is becoming increasingly attractive to the British government