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My mother is going through menopause.
  the time in a woman’s life when she stops having menstrual cycles
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In the United States most women experience menopause in their late 40s or early 50s.
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  • My mother is going through menopause.
  • Alexandra could be relied upon to produce a malapropism on occasions, the most notable being her comment on the gulosity displayed by the youngest member of a Mobile Jewish family upon completing his thirteenth year: Alexandra declared that Aaron Stein was the greediest boy she had ever seen, that he ate fourteen ears of corn at his Menopause.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • He’d pioneered the use of estrogen for treating symptoms of menopause and made important early discoveries about endometriosis.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • In primitive goddess cults, the five petals represented the five stations of female life—birth, menstruation, motherhood, menopause, and death.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • There was a gasp in the rear of the gallery—probably one of the bluehaired ladies I’d seen filing in with their Bibles wrapped in protective quilted cozies, who hadn’t stumbled across a cuss word since before menopause.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • …of pressure on the vein, the premature relentment of the amniotic fluid (as exemplified in the actual case) with consequent peril of sepsis to the matrix, artificial insemination by means of syringes, involution of the womb consequent upon the menopause, the problem of the perpetration of the species in the case of females impregnated by delinquent rape, that distressing manner of delivery called by the Brandenburghers Sturzgeburt, the recorded instances of multiseminal, twikindled and…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He had left Columbia believing that misery had been not the sole cause of the mayhem, but a primary cause, a precondition too often neglected by scholars: little or no education for most and, for those who did get it, lessons in brutality; toil and deprivation, hunger and disease and untimely death, including rampant infant mortality, which justified all-but-perpetual pregnancy for women until menopause.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • But she was pale this morning, on the brink of menopause again.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Esteban said that it was menopause and that there was nothing anyone could do.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • It’s just professional menopause.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus

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  • No Pinto, no elderly jag Donna’s Handsome Hubby was into what was known as sports car menopause.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • ’First account for Me! …. ’ I fancy this is more than menopause.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • At first I thought that she had one of those strange ailments women get from time to time, or else her menopause, but when it persisted for several weeks I decided we’d better have a talk.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • …procure alimentary sustenance: the painful character of the ultimate functions of separate existence, the agonies of birth and death: the monotonous menstruation of simian and (particularly) human females extending from the age of puberty to the menopause: inevitable accidents at sea, in mines and factories: certain very painful maladies and their resultant surgical operations, innate lunacy and congenital criminality, decimating epidemics: catastrophic cataclysms which make terror the…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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