autumn romance

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autumn romance (plural autumn romances)

  1. (idiomatic) A romantic relationship which occurs in a later stage of life.
    • 2006, Susan Swartz, "Movies that know how to treat a tomato" in The Juicy Tomatoes Guide to Ripe Living After 50, →ISBN, p. 77 (Google preview):
      Robin and MarianAutumn romance with Audrey Hepburn as older Maid Marian who, now in a convent, meets up with older Robin, Sean Connery.
    • 2010 Sept. 27, Aljean Harmetz and Robert Berkvist, "Gloria Stuart, an Actress Rediscovered Late, Dies at 100," New York Times (retrieved 15 Nov 2016):
      Ms. Stuart and Mr. Ritchie also began an autumn romance that lasted until Mr. Ritchie's death in 1996 at the age of 91.
    • 2015, Pete Winslow, "O god of spring forgive me" in City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (Lawrence Ferlinghetti, ed.), →ISBN, p. 146 (Google preview):
      It was an autumn romance in the September of my years
      When the hourglass of my life was exactly three-quarters run through

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