of mature years

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: of, year
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Oh, a lady of mature years may do many things which a young girl must avoid.
No man has more than one wife, and no wife of mature years has less than two husbands,--sometimes she has three, but such instances are not frequent.
Given her beauty and position in society she is not short of suitors for long and the next man to be smitten is poor Farmer Boldwood, a lonely neighbouring farmer of mature years.
Most are not - indeed there are many of mature years who need to go back to the driving school.
It's a hard climb for those of mature years and I prefer to walk down rather than up.
For many Teessiders, especially those of mature years, the public house was an important part of their life and heritage.
As is the right of any lady of mature years, Pickard is coy about her age.
Judge Nigel Gilmour QC said: "Until you started offending in 2006 you were a man of mature years who had not enjoyed good health and you were a man of good character.
But he added: "We have reached the conclusion that the imposition of custody, especially for such a short period, was not the only appropriate disposal for a man of mature years with no previous convictions and no prior experience of custody.
Mr Rees said the two patients, who were of mature years, were examined intimately while completely naked by Reginald Gill who was not using medical gloves.
The centrepiece was a demonstration of skills by the young boys from the Heath Rangers soccer club followed by a keenly fought match between Cardiff City Ladies and the Heath All Stars, made up mainly of local players of mature years.
TO RD Williams (June 11), I am a lady of mature years.
REGARDING choosing a Blues favourite for the Broad Street Walk of Stars, albeit unintentional, the instructions might disadvantage prospective voters of mature years, among whom I am numbered.
His country crooning persona somehow makes a lot more sense coming from a man of mature years.
But the judge added: "Nobody wishes to send a lady or anyone of mature years to custody unless necessary.