the middle-aged


: middle-aged people : people between the age of about 40 and the age of about 60

Examples of the middle-aged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The film’s younger guys dress in fake fur and act like Neanderthals, while the middle-aged men who have jobs are portrayed as incompetent nincompoops. Susan Pinker, WSJ, 21 Sep. 2023 Binge drinking for the middle-aged group had reached its highest levels in 2022 with about 29% reported compared to 25% in 2017 and 23% in 2012, respectively. USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2023 The most revealing aspect of King on Screen, the new documentary about Stephen King, the popular author of potboiler horror, shows the youthful enthusiasm of the middle-aged filmmakers (all men) who dedicated their careers to making movies and TV shows out of the writer’s books. Armond White, National Review, 18 Aug. 2023 Two renewals round out the slate: Second season orders for the comedy competition show Last One Standing and the middle-aged dating show Love Village. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Aug. 2023 Thirty years ago, kidney stones were considered a disease of the middle-aged white man. Katie Camero, NBC News, 8 July 2023 In order to move forward in her life, the middle-aged Ilona must defy social taboos and mourn her son, who has been missing for a decade. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 14 June 2023 Meanwhile, the debt collector Katagiri (Marcelo Arroyo) is caught up in something more fantastic: He’s visited by the aforementioned frog, a mysterious creature that is convinced the middle-aged office worker is the only person who can save Tokyo from a tsunami. Pat Padua, Washington Post, 30 May 2023 Some of the less-secure women in their target audience, however, may feel a trifle turned off by the shameless emphasis on the middle-aged overachievers. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The middle-aged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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