the period of human life between youth and old age, sometimes considered as the years between 45 and 65 or thereabout.
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How to use middle age in a sentence
Raw eel seemed to be popular during and after the Middle Ages.
Instead, it would return European civilization back to a period of darkness not witnessed since the Middle Ages.
Conceptually, the “Angel of Death” was a cultural mainstay in continental Europe and the British Isles by the late Middle Ages.Ebola Rages in West Africa, Reigniting Humanity’s Oldest Fear: The Plague | Scott Bixby | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Lombardy, duelists were limited in the early Middle Ages to just shield and club.The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat | Steven Isaac | June 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
However, argues Hall, the point in history when self-portraiture really took off was during the Middle Ages.
The collectivist state advocated by the socialist of to-day has scarcely anything in common with the communism of the middle ages.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
What had turned the Italian republics of the middle ages into lordships and duchies?The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Appended to this little volume is a list of remarkable dates and events, as also of battles and treaties during the Middle Ages.
The first we hear of chimneys, for the escape of the smoke from a fire or furnace, is in the middle ages.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
In short, he had all those qualities which we admire in the chivalric heroes of the Middle Ages.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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