mid·​life | \ ˈmid-ˈlīf How to pronounce midlife (audio) \

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midlife adjective

Examples of midlife in a Sentence

changes that occur at midlife
Recent Examples on the Web The heart disease that kills someone in midlife can actually begin in childhood, Shonkoff said. Liz Szabo, USA TODAY, 30 June 2021 The very nature and expectations surrounding midlife are shifting. Frank J. Infurna, The Conversation, 11 June 2021 Austin Community College was filled with all kinds of people, from teenagers to young parents to people restarting careers in midlife. Opinion By Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, CNN, 17 May 2021 This bold midlife move has presented Johnson challenges and adjustments at every turn. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 24 Apr. 2021 Researchers said the study was the first to highlight the impact of lifelong cardiovascular risk factors on the brain at midlife. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 10 May 2021 Now, a large new study has more clearly established that association by concluding that people who sleep less than six hours a night in midlife have a greater risk of developing late-onset dementia. Washington Post, 8 May 2021 The Hunt, Another Round revolves around the notion that, per a scientific theory, a certain amount of daily inebriation can liberate someone from a respective midlife crises. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 15 Apr. 2021 Both women started their businesses as a second career in midlife, with a goal of giving back to the community. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of midlife

1807, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jul 2021

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“Midlife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midlife. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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mid·​life | \ (ˈ)mid-ˈlīf \

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