forty-year-old love


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  • The San Pablo jumper was a forty-year-old man with a well-chiseled face, strong eyebrows, taut skin and overgrown well-kept salt-and-pepper hair.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

  • A forty-year-old man I know is an only child who lives with his seventy-year-old mother.

    True You

  • A forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio still reeling from the tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic, Agnes has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land.

    Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell: Book summary

  • This is the story of a forty-year-old salary man who quits his job to pursue his dream of becoming a manga artist — and the family that has to put up with him.

    I want them all

  • Most noticeably, the bullpen got a major overhaul, as young but inconsistent stoppers Rafael Soriano and Mike Gonzalez were replaced by a thirty-eight-year-old closer (Billy Wagner) and a forty-year-old set-up man (Takashi Saito).

    In the Time of Bobby Cox

  • She would be accompanied by two OSS colleagues: Dr. Cora DuBois, a distinguished forty-year-old anthropologist, with the face and bearing to match, who would be heading up the Research and Analysis Division; and Eleanor “Ellie” Thirty, an eager twenty-two-year-old secretary.

    A Covert Affair

  • “Although not overly handsome in a classical sense,” we read, “the forty-year-old Langdon had what his female colleagues referred to as an ‘erudite’ appeal — wisp of gray in his thick brown hair, probing blue eyes, an arrestingly deep voice, and the strong, carefree smile of a collegiate athlete.”


  • Melinda, our forty-year-old neighbor, was still whimpering and my husband was furious that I had spent so much time upstairs “in imminent danger” as he put it.

    Ignore the Siren

  • Do you like a backwards baseball cap and baggy jeans on a forty-year-old?

    Wasbands And Wives: Seven Reasons To Stay Married

  • Bettina, a savvy, sleek forty-year-old with a cap of gleaming black hair, had come to New York from Vermont at age twenty, hoping for a career as a rock singer.

    I’ll Walk Alone


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