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 Rather than illuminate the texture and richness of midlife, AJLT seems intent upon merely pointing at it from a noncomprehending, slightly mocking distance. Rhonda Garelick, New York Times, 5 Jan. 2022 This may be what this generation of midlife women is called to do: slaying the last bastion of feminism. Avivah Wittenberg-cox, Forbes, 16 Oct. 2021 Copaken graduated from Harvard, worked as an acclaimed photojournalist, raised a family — and found herself in midlife, sick, divorced and without access to the health-care options many take for granted. Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2021 It’s as if Che exists as the pot of gold at the end of Miranda’s midlife-crisis rainbow, but what exactly is the former big-firm lawyer bringing to the table? Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2022 Wall Street Journal humor columnist Jason Gay noted the study’s astonishing claims – such as that consistent fast walking could, by midlife, make a person 16 years younger in biological age as measured by telomeres. oregonlive, 2 May 2022 Throughout midlife, those who live alone report relatively high levels of happiness. Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Unlike Covid-19, which has disproportionately afflicted the elderly, these health conditions and behaviors mostly afflict young and midlife adults, who have more remaining years of life to lose. Richard Jackson, CNN, 13 Sep. 2021 The charming, moving, and amusing HBO series about a midlife coming-of-age is low-key enough to slip through the cracks, so here is a proper reminder. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of midlife

1807, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jul 2022

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“Midlife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midlife. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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mid·​life | \ (ˈ)mid-ˈlīf \

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