Of a very early stage in development
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past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old'')
just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
of a very early stage in development; "Old English is also called Anglo Saxon"; "Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century"
old in experience; "an old offender"; "the older soldiers"
of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
(used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; especially not young; often used as a combining form to indicate an age as specified as in `a week-old baby''; "an old man''s eagle mind"--William Butler Yeat
lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"
of an earlier time; "his old classmates"
Not young; advanced far in years or life; having lived till toward the end of the ordinary term of living; as, an old man; an old age; an old horse; an old tree.
Not new or fresh; not recently made or produced; having existed for a long time; as, old wine; an old friendship.
Formerly existing; ancient; not modern; preceding; original; as, an old law; an old custom; an old promise.
Continued in life; advanced in the course of existence; having (a certain) length of existence; -- designating the age of a person or thing; as, an infant a few hours old; a cathedral centuries old.
Long practiced; hence, skilled; experienced; cunning; as, an old offender; old in vice.
Long cultivated; as, an old farm; old land, as opposed to new land, that is, to land lately cleared.
Worn out; weakened or exhausted by use; past usefulness; as, old shoes; old clothes.
More than enough; abundant.
Aged; antiquated; hence, wanting in the mental vigor or other qualities belonging to youth; -- used disparagingly as a term of reproach.
Old-fashioned; wonted; customary; as of old; as, the good old times; hence, colloquially, gay; jolly.
Used colloquially as a term of cordiality and familiarity.
Let not old age disgrace my high desire.
The melancholy news that we grow old.2.
And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?
Vane, young in years, but in sage counsel old.6.
If a man were porter of hell gate, he should have old turning the key.9.
Refuse profane and old wives' fables.
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Not young; advanced far in years or life; having lived till toward the end of the ordinary term of living;
A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
A man growing old becomes a child again.
A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age he dies of being a man.
A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.
A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new when an age ends and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.
A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day.
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.Misspelled Form
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A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
A new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn for in man's heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree.
A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. An old book smells like ancient Egypt.
A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art.
'Snow White' is an old fairy tale, so obviously the idea of vanity and obsession with youth is long-standing. With today's science, people have become crazy with trying to move their face around. It's bizarre.
A new untruth is better than an old truth.
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.