In the novel, Newton takes up with a frumpy, unlettered Kentucky woman well into middle age.
To me, becoming invisible in middle age was an enormous relief—but I had no idea that a much nastier phase lay ahead.
I wanted to see if Jimmy in his middle age had it in him to fight cancer and how his sense of humor would help him in this fight.
Merivel By Rose Tremain In the sequel to Restoration, Robert Merivel is back, now in middle age, with another courtly farce.
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes is the story of Tony Webster, looking back on life from middle age.
They were a deputation of five men, two of them elderly men, one hardly more than a youth, the other two of middle age.
He was a man solidly built and, by his voice, of middle age.
She was a large, motherly-looking woman of middle age, with a pleasant smile and kind eyes.
The central idea of the middle age—the age of chivalry—is woman.
Though born a serf, he is already, at middle age, an important personage in the Russian commercial world.
"period between youth and old age," late 14c.; middle-aged (adj.) first recorded c.1600.
"period between ancient and modern times" (formerly roughly 500-1500 C.E., now more usually 1000-1500), attested from 1610s, translating Latin medium aevum (cf. German mittelalter, French moyen âge).
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 period of European history between ancient and modern times. The Middle Ages began with the Fall of Rome in the fifth century and ended with the Renaissance. The Middle Ages are associated with many beliefs and practices that now seem out of date, such as chivalry, feudalism, the Inquisition, the belief that the sun revolves around the Earth, and a host of popular superstitions. The early Middle Ages are even sometimes called the Dark Ages. The Middle Ages, however, especially in later years, also saw many notable human achievements. Among these were the building of modern nations, such as England and France; increasingly sophisticated and expanded trade; a great advancement of technique in philosophy and theology; some remarkable works of literature (see The Canterbury Tales, The Divine Comedy); and the building of magnificent churches (see Chartres and Notre Dame de Paris).