Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VI. Time
2. Time with reference to a particular Period
ADOLESCENCE, pubescence, majority; adultism; adulthood, adultness &c. adj.; manhood, virility; flower of age; full bloom; spring of life.
man [See Man]; woman [See Woman]; adult, pubescent, no chicken [colloq.].
MIDDLE AGE, mezzo cammin [It.], maturity, full age, ripe age, prime of life, meridian of life.
COME OF AGE, come to mans estate, come to years of discretion; attain majority, put on long trousers, assume the toga virilis [L.]; have cut ones eyeteeth [colloq.], settle down, have sown ones wild oats.
ADOLESCENT, pubescent, of age; of full age, of ripe age; out of ones teens, grown up, full-blown, in full bloom, full-grown, manly, manlike, virile, adult; womanly, matronly; marriageable, marriable, nubile.
MIDDLE-AGED, mature, in ones prime; matronly.
Yet ah, that Spring should vanish with the Rose! That Youths sweet-scented manuscript should close!Omar KhayyámFitzgerald