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ripe

(of fruit, grain, etc.) mature and ready to be eaten or used; fully developed
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ripe

[rīp]
(botany)
Of fruit, fully developed, having mature seed and so usable as food.
(forestry)
Of timber or a forest, ready to be cut.
(geology)
Referring to peat, in an advanced state of decay.
(hydrology)
Descriptive of snow that is in a condition to discharge meltwater; ripe snow usually has a coarse crystalline structure, a snow density near 0.5, and a temperature near 32°F (0°C).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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-- Rose Marie Bentley was an avid swimmer, raised five kids, helped her husband run a feed store, and lived to the ripe age of 99.
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President Buhari is, however, grateful to God that Alhaji Shagari lived to a ripe age and led an exemplary life, which he urges Nigerians of all walks of life to emulate.
Great-niece Mandy Whyman, a 48-year-old, mum-of-three of Dalton, who has looked after her for 17 years, said: "She was still going to watch Town at the ripe age of 98 years old with my dad Peter.
Instead of dying at the young age of thirty-something in a blaze of guns and fury, he lived to a ripe age, reformed his ways, found Christianity, married a good woman, raised a family, and became a successful rancher.
Prime minister again at the ripe age of 93, Dr Mahathir credited this to his continuing to stay physically active and mentally engaged.
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International media reports indicate that Mr Kofi Annan, the greatest Ghanaian when it comes to achievements, after Ghana's first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, died peacefully in the arms of his wife and family at the ripe age of 80.
By assuming presidency at the age of 69 years, one month and seven days, Arif Alvi (born July 29, 1949), is the third Pakistani president to hold keys to this prestigious office at a rather ripe age of 69, research shows.
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