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middle age

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Definition of middle age in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The period after early adulthood and before old age, about 45 to 65.
Example sentences
  • The circumambulation also signifies the four stages of life, namely childhood, youth, middle age and old age.
  • Both in middle age and old age the death rates were significantly higher in smokers than in non-smokers.
  • Now he has emerged into early middle age and discovered that his life may have been adversely affected by early exposure to feminism.

Derivatives

middle-aged

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adjective
Example sentences
  • On the right were rows of white, middle-aged men, almost all in dark suits.
  • Heavy smoking of more than 20 cigarettes a day is much more common among middle-aged people.
  • However, he has developed one of the less-flattering traits of middle-aged rock stars.

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