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  • A sense of alarm or anxiety (said to be experienced particularly in middle age) caused by the feeling that life's opportunities are passing (or have passed) one by; spec. that manifested in an aging woman who longs to discover the excitement of youth, and who fears being left 'on the shelf'. (WWFTD)

    May 18, 2008

  • Etymology: Literally, “gate-shut panic�? — the feeling that medieval peasants had when the castle gates were closing for an upcoming onslaught by enemies.

    July 15, 2009

  • Finally, a name for this ... thing.

    Seems to me like it describes the situation at Helm's Deep pretty well.

    July 15, 2009

  • So sort of like mid-life crisis???

    July 19, 2009

  • "Already I am no longer looked at with lechery or love.

    My daughters and sons have put me away with marbles and dolls,

    Are gone from the house.

    My husband and lovers are pleasant or somewhat polite

    And night is night."

    -excerpt from A Sunset of the City, Gwendolyn Brooks

    July 21, 2009

  • (German word) means a sense of panic brought on by the feeling that life is passing you by.

    January 9, 2018