elderliness

[ el-der-lee ]SEE DEFINITION OF elderliness

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I fancied even her bland face smiled, as might elderliness on youth.

This put Cluny on Delia's defence, and he praised her youth, and hinted at his own elderliness.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from elder + -ly (1). Old English ealdorlic meant "chief, princely, excellent, authentic." Old English also had related eldernliche "of old time," literally "forefatherly."

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nounperiod of animate existence
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