Being a Catholic helps in some midwestern states, but less so in the heavily Protestant communities of South Carolina.
Humor, blue eyes, and midwestern politeness: what more could the ladies (and a good portion of the men) of New York want?
Simon is 51 years old, tall, and possessed of a big smile that conveys midwestern values and steadiness.
“The [parent] calls this week seem worse than in the past,” says one admissions officer at a top-tier midwestern university.
But as talked-about, reviewed, and described as Franzen is, his connection to the canon of midwestern literature remains subdued.
Your accent's as phony as the pear-shaped tones of a midwestern garden club president.
His voice was a low tenor, with just a touch of midwestern twang.
They looked so midwestern and goofy, and he gave them his wolfy smile—hello, little piggies, here to blow your house down.
If there's any sentiment in man or woman the airs of a spring night in our midwestern country will call it out.
Herbert L. Willett was in charge of its midwestern office for a considerable period.
1926, in U.S. geographical sense, from earlier Midwestern (1889) in reference to a group of states originally listed as W.Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas; now generally meaning states somewhat further northwest. Related: Midwesterner.