being of the age intermediate between youth and old age, roughly between 45 and 65.
characteristic of or suitable for persons of this age.
- mid·dle-a·ged·ly [mid-l-ey-jid-lee, -eyjd-], /ˈmɪd lˈeɪ dʒɪd li, -ˈeɪdʒd-/, adverb
- mid·dle-a·ged·ness, noun
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How to use middle-aged in a sentence
At 10 past 5, a middle-aged white man climbed the stairs out of the City Hall subway.
But of course, many middle aged and older Afghans have more than enough experience of violence and disorder to be cautious.
Nothing says class like a middle-aged woman shaming two teenaged girls on social media for not being Stepford Children!
middle-aged, out-of-shape Putin sat idle and silent as his dreams and hopes for the future were destroyed.
Rumors about unmarried middle-aged people, regardless of profession or gender, are sadly as common there as elsewhere.
This senior was middle-aged, and passing rich on eighty pounds a year.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
In his younger days Jacob Worse had been a little wild, and was now a jovial middle-aged man, about fifty years of age.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
Sometimes this cup was won by a middle-aged man, sometimes by a girl, and sometimes by a trained athlete.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
middle-aged people at Zurich recollect when the old "Grindel" was still standing at the mouth of their river.
He looked up as a middle-aged man with a drooping mustache approached.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
British Dictionary definitions for middle-aged
of, relating to, or being in the time in a person's life between youth and old age
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