the period between early adulthood and middle age, approx. late 20s to early 40s; also, the state of mind of people in this age group
No longer a kid, he's well into middle youth.
1997; by contrast with middle age
What about the middle way between authoritarianism and dictatorship?
His middle way is fraught with its own uncertainties and with terrible internal contradictions.
But there is a middle way from clean-cut hunkdom to looking like a militia leader who might boil a hitchhiker alive.
What she found herself doing was just to treat herself to the middle way.
Curses follow you as you clamber out, and drop into the middle way.
However, they provided a middle way; so father and daughter made the best of them.
There must be a middle way, and I want to get into it and to keep in it.
His ambition now casts a shadow that should warn him that the middle way is the best.
I wondered, seeing them both, whether there was no middle way with women.
He felt an intense pity, and the idea came to him that there might be a middle way, which would lessen the difficulty.