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old

adjective advanced in years, ancient, antiquated, antique, archaic, crumbling, decadent, decayed, declining, decrepit, deteriorated, dilapidated, discontinued, early, elderly, enfeebled, hoary, inveteratus, no longer young, not modern, obsolete, olden, past, preceding, preexisting, run down, rusty, stale, superannuated, timeworn, used, vetustus, vintage, waning, weakened, weathered, worn, worn out
Associated concepts: ancient records doctrine
See also: antique, elderly, obsolete, outdated, outmoded, prior, stale, traditional, trite
References in classic literature ?
inquired the old lady of one of her granddaughters, in a very audible voice; for, like many deaf people, she never seemed to calculate on the possibility of other persons hearing what she said herself.
It grew there in the corner of a little miserable court-yard; and under it sat, of an afternoon, in the most splendid sunshine, two old people; an old, old seaman, and his old, old wife.
Levin, getting his provisions out of his carriage, invited the old man to take tea with him.
I suppose that, on the whole, people were less worked then than they are now; at any rate, they seemed to have more time and energy for the old pastimes.
As Peter stood on the uneven bricks of his hearth, looking round at the disconsolate old kitchen, his eyes began to kindle with the illumination of an enthusiasm that never long deserted him.
With this reply Old Sharon held out his unwashed hand across the rickety ink-splashed table at which he was sitting.
Now the fact is, this 'ere hoss is just pulled down with overwork in the cabs; he's not an old one, and I heerd as how the vetenary should say, that a six months' run off would set him right up, being as how his wind was not broken.
Well, my boy," the old prince went on, addressing his son and patting Pierre on the shoulder.
And again he bent his old head to the work before him.
As to Mr Plornish, he had married these articles of belief in marrying Mr Nandy's daughter, and only wondered how it was that so gifted an old gentleman had not made a fortune.
So, Oliver kept very still; partly because he was anxious to obey the kind old lady in all things; and partly, to tell the truth, because he was completely exhausted with what he had already said.
It was an old man with long grey hair, whose face and figure as he held the light above his head and looked before him as he approached, I could plainly see.