Agee, James [(ay-jee)]
A twentieth-century American writer and critic, best known for his classic Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, with photos by Walker Evans, an account of sharecroppers (see sharecropping) in Alabama during the 1930s. He was posthumously awarded a 1958 Pulitzer Prize for A Death in the Family, his only novel.
adjective old or limited in duration, a euphemistic term; the opposite of ageless Examples Her eyes revealed an ageful wisdom. Word Origin likely an analogy to youthful
. the length of time during which a being or thing has existed; length of life or existence to the time spoken of or referred to: trees of unknown age; His age is 20 years. a period of human life, measured by years from birth, usually marked by a certain stage or degree of mental […]
discrimination against persons of a certain . a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment. Contemporary Examples ageism and maybe some Socialism have all made their ugly cameos in election 2008. So Long, Democrats Wendy Button October 27, 2008 ageism is the only “ism” that everyone (who lives) […]
discrimination against persons of a certain . a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment. noun discrimination against people on the grounds of age; specifically, discrimination against the elderly n. “discrimination against people based on age,” coined 1969 by U.S. gerontologist Dr. Robert N. Butler, from age + […]