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of mature years

Euph. old. My employer is a man of mature years. The professor, a woman of mature years, is planning to retire at the end of the school term.
See also: mature, of, year

on mature reˈflection/consideˈration

(formal) after thinking about something carefully and for a long time: He wanted to ban his staff from using the Internet at work, but on mature reflection he decided that this would not be good for morale.
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The thorough knowledge and sure portrayal of men and women which, belong to his mature work extend through, many various types of character.
Except,' Eugene strikes in: so unexpectedly that the mature young lady, who has forgotten all about him, with a start takes the epaulette out of his way: 'except our friend who long lived on rice- pudding and isinglass, till at length to his something or other, his physician said something else, and a leg of mutton somehow ended in daygo.
The gloomy Eugene too, is not without some kindred touch; for, when that appalling Lady Tippins declares that if Another had survived, he should have gone down at the head of her list of lovers--and also when the mature young lady shrugs her epaulettes, and laughs at some private and confidential comment from the mature young gentleman--his gloom deepens to that degree that he trifles quite ferociously with his dessert-knife.
4 trillion in commercial mortgages will mature between 2014 and 2017, and CMBS loans represent about one fourth of the total.
Mature Drivers has recognised Blind Spot Warning systems with the highest ranking in its list of 10 new vehicle features.
with an extremely competitivejob market and the large volume of job applicants, many employers have the opportunity to be selective when choosing the right candidate for many, though, mature workers - those 50 and oider - are proving to be an ideal match.
The 66-year-old is part of the growing mature labor force that's chosen to continue working or to re-enter the work force upon retirement.
To examine how a cell's maturity affects its usefulness for cloning, Xiangzhong (Jerry) Yang of the University of Connecticut in Storrs and his colleagues worked with three types of blood cells from a mouse: stem cells that produce all types of blood cells, more-mature cells that can make only a few blood cell types, and fully mature white blood cells called granulocytes that can no longer divide.
Ensure mature processes that succeed in making the resources effective
Because the site is studded with mature Coast Live Oak, Chinese Elm and numerous other trees, visitors have a great opportunity to see how to garden successfully beneath shady trees.
APPLICATION: This study provides a road map for kraft pulping southern softwood thinnings and mature wood.
By this I mean that most foundries today still sell, and still structure their sales efforts, as if ours was not a mature industry.
All mature researchers do know their way around printed sources, but have received their professional training before the boom in digitalization and electronic communication.
Microscopic examination revealed that a mixture of mature adipocytes and lipoblasts in various stages of maturation were embedded in a myxoid matrix (figure 2).
Participation in a religious community and personal religious activity were positively associated with a 50%-200% reduced risk for depression in highly mature adolescent girls, said Lisa Miller, Ph.