quadragenarian love

Definitions

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  • adj. between the ages of 40 and 49; in one's fifth decade
  • n. one who is quadragenarian

Etymologies

From Latin quadrāgintā ("forty"); compare octogenarian. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He, a stalwart, well-oiled quadragenarian, shone with sweat from his exertions, brandishing cooked pigs.

    Vailima Letters

  • Two hours later, what had been the erect image of a gigantic coal – porter turned miraculously white, was now no more than a medley of disjected members; the quadragenarian torso prone against the pedestal; the lascivious countenance leering down the kitchen stair; the legs, the arms, the hands, and even the fingers, scattered broadcast on the lobby floor.

    The Wrong Box

  • Musil, who describes an incestuous passion between brother and sister, and Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, which describes the passion of a quadragenarian for

    LOVE

  • Two hours later, what had been the erect image of a gigantic coal-porter turned miraculously white, was now no more than a medley of disjected members; the quadragenarian torso prone against the pedestal; the lascivious countenance leering down the kitchen stair; the legs, the arms, the hands, and even the fingers, scattered broadcast on the lobby floor.

    The Wrong Box

  • FIRMIANI, a respectable quadragenarian who in 1813 married the lady who afterwards became Mme. Octave de Camps.

    Repertory of the Comedie Humaine Part 1

  • Now when a woman decides to love a man for what she can get out of him it is better to take a sexagenarian Excellency than a quadragenarian secretary; there's more profit and less annoyance.

    Bureaucracy

  • But delectable Diane isn't the only quadragenarian actress who fills our Twinkie.

    Attuworld.com

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