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very old

adjective as in hoary

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The story of the soldier returning home to a country he no longer recognizes is a very old one.

It operated a fleet of very old airplanes and had such a woeful safety record that FAA inspectors wanted to ground it.

Neither is very old (Christmann is in his early 40s and Dower in his 30s), but Hjartarson is in no hurry.

For all we are told about a “modern monarchy” the Duchess is—now—a very old-fashioned template of the silent, fantasy princess.

Additionally, very old vines have developed root systems that can be forty feet deep.

It is very old, they say, and worth a great deal of money, if you could find the right man to buy it.

The words are very old, and conveyed a certain religious and political allusion.

The town was attacked by about 600 of the enemy, while the men were all out in the fields at work except one who was very old.

The Castle Hotel, where we stopped, was a very old inn, yet it proved unexpectedly homelike and comfortable.

When Scarface was very old he made a shaft-straightener of a piece of reindeer horn.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to very old, such as: age-old, antiquated, timeworn, aged, antique, and elderly.

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