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 In the trailer, Plaza shows up as the middle-aged version of herself while the present-day Elliot is tripping on shrooms in the woods. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 27 June 2024 In this entertaining novel, the middle-aged narrator, Dolores, discovers that her husband has done just that. The New Yorker, 12 June 2024 Without the luxury of time, these gateway providers typically lump patients into broad, generic categories: the middle-aged person with chest pain, the short-of-breath asthmatic, the vomiting pregnant patient, the septuagenarian with cough and fever, and so forth. Eric Snoey, Twin Cities, 26 May 2024 Known around the hospital as Dr. Sebo, the middle-aged anesthesiologist has developed a reputation as a workhorse, albeit one with a penchant for inappropriate remarks, according to current and former colleagues. Rebecca Ellis, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2024 Seventy years ago the middle-aged were in a twist about Elvis Presley swinging his hips on television. Kevin Rennie, Hartford Courant, 6 Jan. 2024 The series follows the middle-aged scion to the Tout-Paris, a Cancan hotspot akin to the Moulin Rouge. Ben Croll, Variety, 19 Mar. 2024 But most audiences would recognize his face from something, and over the past 30 years he’s built up an apex career for a character actor: the middle-aged crank who can headline a film but just as easily fill in as one of Dwayne Johnson’s action-movie sidekicks (in fact, he’s done that twice). David Sims, The Atlantic, 29 Feb. 2024 Take Tatiana, the middle-aged manager of a supermarket chain. Elettra Pauletto, Harper's Magazine, 11 Dec. 2023

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“The middle-aged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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