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elder

noun adult, advanced in years, ancestor, ancient, antiquated, antique, archaic, early, elderly, matured, older man, older woman, one of the older generation, original, senior, senior citizen, superannuated, veteran, vintage
Associated concepts: elder care, medicare, social security
See also: adult, predecessor, primogenitor
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The elderly woman's cry had caused a tremor of money-loss to pass among the piece-work ironers of fancy starch.
But the elderly woman brought another interruption.
The eyes of Monsieur Defarge were studying his wife at her knitting when the elderly gentleman advanced from his corner, and begged the favour of a word.
Come, then," said the elderly gentleman, ringing and gaining admission, "I know you have a key to unlock hearts.
I think we ought to speak to the gardener again about the elderly woman who gave him the letter, and then to continue our inquiries in the village.
Mr Witherden seemed a little disconcerted by the elderly gentleman's mode of conducting the dialogue; and as for Kit, he looked at him in open-mouthed astonishment: wondering what kind of language he would address to him, if he talked in that free and easy way to a Notary.
Afaf Al Merri, Director-General of Sharjah Social Welfare Service Department, also said the elderly care home is predominantly providing care for elderly women, and is providing special services for them after staff carefully study each case.
RAMALLAH, October 1, 2015 (WAFA) The Palestinian society is considered a young society, where the percentage of children is high and the percentage of the elderly, which represented 4.
13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From 2003 to 2013 rates of nonfatal violent crime against the elderly increased 27 percent, from 3.
4 percent of the elderly population in Turkey described themselves as "happy.
The data about numbers of elderly people (those 60 and over) was presented by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics on the occasion of the International Day of the Elderly on October 1.
Published on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 08:36 PNN The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics issued a report about the situation of the elderly (60 years and over) in the occasion of the international elderly day October 1st.
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