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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOARY

One hoary tower only is seen, half hidden by the folds of a valley.

My stockings all want to see my mother, and my hat is hoary with age.'

He listened with eager docility to the voice of hoary wisdom.

I will listen with coolness to the voice of native sagacity and hoary experience.

On the contrary, I look upon you as a swaggering bully and a hoary villain.

One cannot demand from a captain of twenty-five the austerity of a hoary philosopher.

And immediately she rose up from the hoary deep, like a mist.

Loose his beard; his hoary hairStreamed like a meteor to the troubled air.

Near by, old Anaxagoras, bald and hoary, traced figures in the dust with a compass.

Manna do they thus gather to feed on, when their hair is hoary.

WORD ORIGIN

1510s, "gray or white with age" (of hair); c.1600 as "venerable, ancient;" from hoar + -y (2). Related: Hoariness.

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