[ noun ] a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state

Used in print

(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

More potent a charm to bring back that time_of_life than this record of a_few pictures and a_few remembered facts would be a catalogue of the minutiae which are of the very stuff of the mind , intrinsic , because they were known in_the_beginning not by the eye alone but by the hand that held them .