Origin of midterm
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Examples from the Web for midterm
The 2014 midterm elections are just months behind us, but already Flake feels the pressure of the 2016 presidential elections.Can This Republican Bring the GOP Back to Its Senses on Immigration?
December 29, 2014
Why else would $4 billion have been spent on the midterm election?When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?
December 26, 2014
With the midterm elections safely in the rearview mirror, Obama is on legacy patrol.Obama’s One Hand Clap With Castro
December 24, 2014
They have one big problem: Republican midterm gains had more to do with a sagging Democrat brand than an attractive GOP platform.How a GOP Senate Can Help the Poor
Veronique de Rugy
November 23, 2014
After the midterm elections, conservative pundits and radio hosts urged Congress not to work with Obama.Will 5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Take Obama's Tough Love Immigration Deal?
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
November 21, 2014
- the middle of a term in a school, university, etc
- (as modifier)midterm exam
- US politics
- the middle of a term of office, esp of a presidential term, when congressional and local elections are held
- (as modifier)midterm elections
- the middle of the gestation period
- (as modifier)midterm checkup See term (def. 6)