• Middle-aged Novice
    Middle-aged Novice
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Middle-age Of or pertaining to the Middle Ages; mediæval.
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  • Doris Day
    Doris Day
    “The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it!”
  • Daniel Defoe
    Daniel Defoe
    “Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.”
  • Hervey Allen
    Hervey Allen
    “Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.”
  • Elliot Paul
    Elliot Paul
    “Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Middle, + age,. Cf. Mediæval


In literature:

On the saddle before it sat a middle-aged man in the royal livery, which was then white and red.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
With so little means of going about, our sisters of the Middle Ages were perforce domestic; no wonder they excelled in needle-work.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
Is he not middle-aged, and a priest into the bargain?
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
This ideal church existed for ages, everywhere in the Middle Ages!
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Seemliness in the Middle Ages.+ In the Middle Ages very great attention was given to seemliness in the private conduct of individuals.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Gorman represents Gormund, and Almond (Chapter XI) is so common in the Middle Ages that it must sometimes be from AEthelmund.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
They wished to explode the ideas of the middle ages, in philosophy and in religion.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Noticeable progress in the arts of both quilting and applique was made during the Middle Ages in Spain.
"Quilts" by Marie D. Webster
Gubbio has not greatly altered since the middle ages.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
They include some of the most beautiful and original poems of the Middle Ages.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
The Middle Ages extend from the latter part of the fifth century to the time of the Renaissance, or about the fifteenth century.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
Vaillant and Paula Ray and a tall, tough-looking man of middle age were around the table and had looked up, surprised.
"The Stars, My Brothers" by Edmond Hamilton
The history of Caerphilly in the Middle Ages need not detain us long.
"Mediæval Wales" by A. G. Little
Geometry and Latin may be all right in an exam-room, but what good are they going to be to me when I'm middle-aged and married?
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
Before the middle ages we cannot speak of individual sexlove.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
Luther had raised his people out of the epic life of the middle ages.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
Anselm's speculations did not receive, in the middle ages, the respect and attention justly their due.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Aschaffenburg, called in the middle ages Aschafaburg and also Askenburg, was originally a Roman settlement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Kempen belonged in the middle ages to the archbishopric of Cologne and received civic rights in 1294.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various

In poetry:

Senescence begins
And middle age ends
The day your descendents
Outnumber your friends.
"Crossing The Border" by Ogden Nash
Sweet is the infant's waking smile,
And sweet the old man's rest -
But middle age by no fond wile,
No soothing calm is blest.
"St. Philip And St. James" by John Keble
I had over prepared the event,
that much was ominous.
With middle-ageing care
I had laid out just the right books.
I had almost turned down the pages.
"Villanelle: The Psychological Hour" by Ezra Pound
I'll tell you the tale as they told it to me,
And I doubt not it is true,
For 'twas handed down from the middle ages
From the lips of knights who knew.
"Betzko" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Where, where but here have pride and Truth,
That long to give themselves for wage,
To shake their wicked sides at youth
Restraining reckless middle-age?
"On Hearing That The Students Of Our New University Have Joined The Agitation Against Immoral Literat" by William Butler Yeats
Your frocks still have that youthful cut,
Garbing a svelte form, slim and flat.
You should be spreading, darling but
Your middle-age has brought no fat.
Indeed, you sometimes seem at nights
A flapper, seen in certain lights.
"Beauty's Blemish" by C J Dennis

In news:

Notable deaths in sports, A to M. One post-middle-age, heterosexual man's view.
Only about 50 cases of Ambras Syndrome have been reported since the Middle Ages.
Virtuoso visuals, pulsating music and muscular acting drive director Mark Pellington's Premieres section drama about middle-aged male disappointment.
A middle-aged man is alone on stage, reciting a paragraph of prose.
Disease of the Middle Ages still is a threat.
Rare prayer book dates to Middle Ages .
' Dagorhir' brings Middle Ages to Cambridge City Park.
Middle Ages celebrated by Ketchikan 'society'.
The 17th anniversary party for Middle Ages Brewery will bring roots, bluegrass, jam and more to Leavenworth Park in Syracuse at 2 pm Sunday.
Beyond festivals (sagre) focused on food, in Italy during the summer, tourists and locals can enjoy other kind of festival, namely those devoted to reenacting the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods.
Even as California's white population declined sharply in the last generation to well below 50 percent, middle-age Anglo homeowners still dominated California's elections.
I looked in the mirror after getting a haircut yesterday and, for the first time in my life, I embraced the fact that I'm approaching middle-age, if not there already.
A middle-aged woman in Pueblo who suffered complications from the flu has died, our news partners at KOAA report.
A piece of landmark environmental legislation hits middle age today.
But what about middle-aged Frenchmen relieving themselves in their garden.

In science:

In the Middle Ages the centre of natural sciences moved to the Arabic world where Alhazen formulated views about light which made great impact in Europe. Therefore his work and the effect on science in Europe should be mentioned at the present celebration of 400 years of telescopes.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
The situation is, however, further complicated by the fact that for many of the TeV-detected PWNe, in particular for the ones that are associated with middle-aged rather than young pulsars, the gamma-ray emission is offset from the pulsar.
Detection of the Pulsar Wind Nebula HESS J1825-137 with the Fermi Large Area Telescope
Relation between luminosity-weighted age, effective radius, and velocity dispersion for elliptical galaxies in G09 (top) S08 (middle) and Millennium (bottom).
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
We therefore conclude that HD 209458 does not have a strong 24 µm infrared excess, as is typical of middle-aged F dwarfs (Mo´or et al. 2011).
Spitzer/MIPS 24 micron Observations of HD 209458b: 3 eclipses, 2.5 transits, and a Phase Curve Corrupted by Instrumental Sensitivity Variations
While the structure of the youngest and the oldest peaks may be spurious due to accuracy of age determination, in the middle peak two evident sub-peaks at 100 Myr and 160 Myr are clearly seen.
The Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment. Ages of about 600 Star Clusters from the LMC
Since the typical ages of millisecond pulsars are several Gyr or more, we expect, from our vantage point in the Galaxy, to be in the middle of an essentially isotropic population of nearby sources.
Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium
The large braking indices observed in some middle aged pulsars could be explained very well by an energy drain out of the dipolar field, which determines the braking, into smaller scaled perturbations just on the time scale of the Hall instability (Geppert & Rheinhardt 2002).
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
To study aging in the single cell organism E. coli, Stewart et al. (2005) filmed 94 colonies of dividing cells, determining the complete lineage and the growth rate of each cell. E. coli is a rod-shaped bacterium that reproduces by dividing in the middle.
Asymmetry tests for Bifurcating Auto-Regressive Processes with missing data
Mosaics located in Alhambra and in Iran from the time of the Middle Ages have similar structure like quasicrystals.
Mpemba Effect, Shechtman's Quasicrystals and Students' Exploring Activities
On t he other hand, with the Sun we are restricted to events on a single class of object – a middle-si zed, middle-aged, isolated, mainsequence star.
Splinter Session "Solar and Stellar Flares"
The observed spectrum cannot be attributed to aging effects, as the remnants in this category are young, middle aged and old remnants, which can be seen comparing Table 1 and Table 2.
A statistical study of Galactic SNR source spectra detected at >GeV energies
We are however, only sampling the young to middle aged stars when viewing galaxies in optical/near infrared wavelengths.
Conference highlights of "Toward a New Millennium in Galaxy Morphology"
It is the interaction of these clouds with the primary shock wave of a middle aged remnant that ultimately gives rise to optical radiation.
The supernova remnants G67.7+1.8, G31.5-0.6 and G49.2-0.7
For the middle curve we assumed a net immigration of 0.38 percent per year, starting now, and an increase of the retirement age by about half of the increase of the life expectancy.
Sociophysics Simulations III: Retirement Demography
For our VLT Fornax data we plot the shift in magnitudes from the B -band spiral TFR versus the stellar population age at the galaxy centre (left panel), at 1 Re (middle panel) and at 2 Re (right panel).
Stellar populations in the bulges of S0s and the formation of S0 galaxies