mid·​life | \ˈmid-ˈlīf \

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midlife adjective

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changes that occur at midlife

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The Producers’’ on: the despondent nebbish at midlife, here named Martin. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, "‘The Closet’ plays sexual identity for old-fashioned laughs," 1 July 2018 The book is peppered with jokey lists that try to nail both the indignities and the advantages of midlife. Allison Pearson, New York Times, "A Warning to Women of a Certain Age: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Nightdress," 29 May 2018 All conclude that midlife (and older) adults can sustain an exercise routine and gain a range of health benefits. Amby Burfoot, courant.com, "Middle Age Not Too Late To Increase Cardiac Fitness, Studies Show," 1 June 2018 One of the most memorable gifts of my midlife was when my husband gave me the first iPod in 2001. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 This essay is part of an occasional series provided by our partner organization Encore.org, which created the Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) campaign, inviting those in midlife and beyond to connect with young people who need champions. Baltazar Villalba, The Christian Science Monitor, "He dreamed of teaching children with a background like his own," 13 June 2018 Few females seem to escape a midlife waistline expansion as body fat redistributes and visceral fat pushes out our bellies. New York Times, "The Dangers of Belly Fat," 11 June 2018 So the rise in mortality for white midlife people in America since the late 1990s is actually the final stage of a decades-long process. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Anthony Bourdain’s death is one in a growing public health tragedy," 8 June 2018 Change can be unnerving, especially for Americans in midlife or mid-career, or considering a second or even third profession (that’s you, baby boomers). Erin Arvedlund, Philly.com, "Put me in, life coach! How to stop freaking out and envision your next step," 7 June 2018

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1807, in the meaning defined above

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mid·​life | \(ˈ)mid-ˈlīf\

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