An older woman who frequents clubs in order to score with a much younger man.
The cougar can be anyone from an overly surgically altered wind tunnel victim, to an absolute sad and bloated old horn-meister, to a real hottie or milf.
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Espy and descry both stress acuteness of sight that permits the detection of something distant or not readily noticeable: "He drove off about five miles, speeding, before he espied a turnoff into a dirt road" (Flannery O'Connor)."the lighthouse, which can be descried from a distance" (Michael Strauss).
Observe emphasizes careful, closely directed attention: "I saw the pots ...
Q: Why doesn't the committee accept the two-quarter definition?
A: The committee's procedure for identifying turning points differs from the two-quarter rule in a number of ways.
Behold implies gazing at or looking intently upon what is seen: "My heart leaps up when I behold / A rainbow in the sky" (William Wordsworth).
A: Most of the recessions identified by our procedures do consist of two or more quarters of declining real GDP, but not all of them.
In 2001, for example, the recession did not include two consecutive quarters of decline in real GDP.
Note, notice, and remark suggest close, detailed observation, and note in particular implies making a careful, systematic mental recording: Be careful to note that we turn left at the church.
I notice that you're out of sorts."I remarked a fresh colour in her cheeks, and a pinkness over her slender fingers" (Emily Brontë).