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middle age

the period of human life between youth and old age, sometimes considered as the years between 45 and 65 or thereabout.
Origin of middle age
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And despite encroaching middle age and far too many premature deaths, they have remained enshrined as such ever since.
  • Some of the gift ideas could be given to older kids, or even adults, but they are mostly aimed at the middle age kids.
  • When he did that in middle age, he gave the mice many more healthy years.
  • Bars may form when galaxies collide, and they might be an indication of a galaxy reaching middle age.
  • Patients who develop diabetes before middle age generally lack the ability to produce enough insulin.
  • We've met former business majors, now nearing middle age who say they regret not having studied philosophy while at college.
  • Even though it has settled down to a stable middle age, the sun may have its vagaries.
  • Tenure means not having to worry about having to find new employment in middle age, and that means a lot to professors.
  • It is difficult to do when one is in middle age, for that is the time of commitments.
  • Yet, the prospect of landing a job in late middle age can be daunting, especially in a tight labor market.
British Dictionary definitions for middle age

middle age

the period of life between youth and old age, usually (in man) considered to occur approximately between the ages of 40 and 60
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for middle age

"period between youth and old age," late 14c.; middle-aged (adj.) first recorded c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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middle age in Medicine

middle age mid·dle age (mĭd'l)
The time of human life between youth and old age, usually reckoned as the years between 40 and 60. Also called midlife.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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