Heller's surprising ability to get into the mind of a middle-aged spinster also illustrates her strong talent for imaginative empathy.
I was buttonholed by two middle-aged men who alternated telling me their life story.
She almost lost her stomach at the innocent question from the middle-aged matriarch of the bed and breakfast.
In the days before gyms, a middle-aged man didn't have many options for getting rid of his middle-aged spread, so he donned a corset and went about his day.
Even though a seven-year-old cat may be the equivalent of a middle-aged human, there are a lot of other variables that can affect the lifespan of the animal.
The small kitchen area - complete with tiled roof - is presided over by a very friendly, middle-aged Irish bloke.
A middle-aged couple had won the prize – me!
I'm a bitch and a middle-aged has-been.
If a soft drink company wants to test its appeal to the teen male market, it doesn't do anyone much good to ask a middle-aged woman what she thinks of the beverage.
Less than 5 percent of five year olds are myopic, but this percentage increases to 25 percent by late teens and to approximately 35 percent for young adults and to 42 percent of those middle-aged.
A 2010 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine (179 (12): 1050-1056) found that this amount was most effective for middle-aged women to avoid weight gain.
A middle-aged woman entered the room, her hands full of hamburger meat as she formed a patty.
The voice on the telephone had belonged to a middle-aged woman dressed modestly in a dark suit.
The middle-aged man with bright green eyes standing in his study looked harmless.
Jackson flirted shamelessly with Consuelo, making her feel like a sexy coed instead of a frumpy, middle-aged housekeeper.
A bell on the door jingled as she entered, and a middle-aged woman smiled a greeting from behind the counter.
The store manager, a middle-aged woman with glasses, looked up at him in awe.
De Seze was a middle-aged lawyer with a philosophic turn of mind, and Madame Dudevant for two years kept up with him an intimate correspondence.
Middle-aged men wear the hair about an inch and a half long; young men and boys in a huge mop; while married women wear it in a chignon, and girls in mop-form but plaited.
Anne was a middle-aged married woman at the time of her coronation; she waddled The coro- aatioa.
The median age of the population of cities of 25,000 or more inhabitants was 355 years greater than that of the inhabitants of smaller urban centres and rural districts, owing probably in the main to the movement of middle-aged native and foreign adults to urban centres, and the higher birth-rate of the rural, districts.
The god is usually clothed in a short sleeveless tunic, and wears a round close-fitting cap. His face is that of a middle-aged man, with unkempt hair.
He is represented as a middle-aged man of enormous strength, quick to anger, but benevolent towards mankind.
The man before her was middle-aged and handsome, but she saw his dealings with Czerno's men.
A middle-aged couple had won the prize â€“ me!
The middle-aged woman was furious and frustrated.
It suggests a state of the nation novel, but equally it is the familiar refrain of the old and middle aged.
accosted by a middle-aged woman in the Bible Belt.
In Amsterdam every Friday night, a lonely woman cooks for her men a circle of middle-aged bachelors.
On one side of me sat a plump, middle-aged woman in floppy, cotton trousers with a brimming picnic basket between her legs.
calcific tendinitis most often affects the shoulder of a young or middle-aged adult.
Sometimes a middle aged tree develops crotches or pockets in the fork where branches stem from the trunk.
Chancellor Brown a tax fixated, somewhat dour, middle-aged man has shown himself in a surprising light.
Many women prefer the handsome middle aged man he is today, to the young, slightly effeminate man he was.
Italy The system: Ever wondered why Italian village squares are dominated by middle-aged men sipping espresso?
The second case study describes the progressive disease etiology of a middle-aged man.
Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) SLE is a generalized connective tissue disorder tending to affect middle-aged females.
grizzled middle-aged leftie.
infarction in middle-aged men followed for 18 years.
Like his washed-up movie star in Lost in Translation, Murray's middle-aged bachelor seems to be stranded in emotional limbo.
Studies on middle-aged women who underwent a surgical menopause have provided more useful evidence.
middle-aged jitterbuggers getting sees a gold.
middle-aged spinster also illustrates her strong talent for imaginative empathy.
middle-aged Irish bloke.
The audience was comprised of mostly middle-aged, and older, males.
Maybe so, but hardly as narrow as 198 mainly middle-aged males from chiefly the South and the shires.
This has ceased to be true for the educated but childless in the generation who are now middle-aged.
OK, predominantly middle-aged liberals with a smattering of the younger generation.
I suddenly felt very middle-aged, very sober, and rather sore.
Osteoarthritis of the knee is common in people who are overweight, especially middle-aged women.
Attendance at religious services seems to be declining, and worshippers become more predominantly middle-aged.
They tend to be southern, white, middle class, middle-aged and well educated.
myocardial infarction in middle-aged men followed for 18 years.
Three elderly women, a middle-aged couple and an eight-year old boy were walking in the cart's wake.
Greg is a fading middle-aged actor whose family life has long since become stale; Sally is a struggling young playwright.
He decides to prove that he isn't becoming " middle aged " by taking Dorothy, Tony and Deborah to an all-night rave.
The narrator is a sickly and middle-aged man called ' je ' attended by a very loyal family retainer called Celeste.
Two large, middle-aged women were eating scones with quiet determination.
But the film is more than just a ' frank ' portrayal of feminine middle-aged sexuality.
spanked every day by a middle aged woman: Stuff you pay good money for in later life.
The next best eating is from an August shot, young or middle aged red stag off the hill.
staid middle-aged man is healthy.
staid middle-aged family a fleetwood would tailored to an.
After smashing up the winter wonderland display, aggression turned to glass storefronts and overweight middle-aged men in sweats.
I have previously written that balding middle aged Professor's of Dermatology become aware that hair is a very effective sunblock.
Acute calcific tendinitis most often affects the shoulder of a young or middle-aged adult.
One contained in the Shah Jahan Nama - a gorgeous specimen of illuminated Persian manuscript and exquisite calligraphy - represents a most ordinary, middle-aged Oriental, with narrow black whisker fringing the cheek and meeting the tip of the chin in a scanty, pointed beard; a thin moustache sweeps in a semicircle from above the upper lip; the eyebrow over the almond-shaped eye is marked but not bushy.
When the eager but misrepeated words had reached their destination in a cry of: "The general to the third company," the missing officer appeared from behind his company and, though he was a middle-aged man and not in the habit of running, trotted awkwardly stumbling on his toes toward the general.
Bagration, a gaunt middle-aged man of medium height with a firm, impassive face of Oriental type, came out after the commander-in-chief.
None of them, not even the middle-aged Dimmler, wanted to break off their conversation and quit that corner in the sitting room, but Natasha got up and Nicholas sat down at the clavichord.
A middle-aged man, handsome and virile, in the uniform of a retired naval officer, was speaking in one of the rooms, and a small crowd was pressing round him.
The enchanting, middle-aged Frenchman laid his hands on her head and, as she herself afterward described it, she felt something like a fresh breeze wafted into her soul.
He decides to prove that he is n't becoming " middle aged " by taking Dorothy, Tony and Deborah to an all-night rave.
Little things like being spanked every day by a middle aged woman: Stuff you pay good money for in later life.
The next best eating is from an August shot, young or middle aged Red stag off the hill.
The British economy is only healthy in the sense that the most staid middle-aged man is healthy.
Staid middle-aged family a fleetwood would tailored to an.
I have previously written that balding middle aged Professor 's of Dermatology become aware that hair is a very effective sunblock.
Recently at the airport I sat between two middle-aged and evidently well-to-do ladies waiting for our flight to be called.
Whether you're a teen or a middle-aged adult, proper diet can be difficult.
Millions of people across the globe surfed in to see this middle-aged woman, whose appearance can be described as plain, sing so beautifully.
The likelihood of experiencing the nighttime pain seems to increase with age with middle-aged people and seniors experiencing more cramping than they might have experienced in their younger years.
Paget's disease-A chronic disorder of unknown cause usually affecting middle aged and elderly people and characterized by enlarged and deformed bones.
Children and adolescents have longer periods of stage three and stage four NREM sleep than do middle aged or elderly adults.
In the case of the Cognistat, test taker's scores can be compared to groups of young adults, middle-aged adults, the geriatric, and people who have undergone neurosurgery.
Although hypothyroidism is most common in women who are middle-aged or older, the disease can occur at any age.
UTIs are uncommon in younger and middle-aged men but may occur as complications of bacterial infections of the kidney or prostate gland.
The different hair styles for middle aged women are only as limiting as you allow them to be.
When searching for hair styles for middle aged women, take into account the actual condition of your hair as well as any particular needs it may have.
Plenty of middle aged women have maintained their look over the years with little change, simply because they know what works for them and makes them feel the most confident.
Young girls will relate more to candy-colored terry coverups than the draped items worn by their mothers and/or middle aged women.
Is you audience likely middle-aged women or teen-aged boys?
The rare condition is still under investigation and little information is available for middle-aged women with Retts.
If you're a middle-aged white female living in the Western world, you are among the people most prone to developing gallstones.
When she first appeared before the judges, it was quite obvious that the panel wasn't expecting much from this plain Jane, middle-aged woman.
Unfortunately some plastic surgeons, in the quest to make a buck, cease to mention this to countless middle-aged women.
Middle-aged and elderly people are much more prone to this type of dermatitis, which can be characterized by swollen legs, painful sores, itching and discoloration on the legs.
The 12 year old girl that a youngster is 'chatting' to could turn out to me a middle aged man.
She turned, surprised to see the middle-aged woman in grey robes and sharp brown eyes.
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