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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See also: antique, elderly, obsolete, outdated, outmoded, prior, stale, traditional, trite
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Here are you and I, who consider ourselves twice as presentable and conversable as she, two old maids.
It reminds me of the journal I opened with the New Year, once, when I was a boy and a confiding and a willing prey to those impossible schemes of reform which well-meaning old maids and grandmothers set for the feet of unwary youths at that season of the year--setting oversized tasks for them, which, necessarily failing, as infallibly weaken the boy's strength of will, diminish his confidence in himself and injure his chances of success in life.
The old maids, in particular, of forty years and upward, and dry in proportion, devoured his photographs day and night.
With sore hearts, the two shy little old maids watched their steady progress, and speculated as to what fashion of neighbors chance would bring into the little nook which had always been their own.
Again the two old maids cried in heartfelt chorus that they wished they had not sold their field.
Better be happy old maids than unhappy wives, or unmaidenly girls, running about to find husbands," said Mrs.
There's worse things than bein' old maids," they said; whether they thought so is quite another matter.
Markham's eyes,' said Eliza; 'he hates cats, I daresay, as cordially as he does old maids - like all other gentlemen.
I believe Miss Avery goes in for being a character; some old maids do.
The two old maids, Misses Walsh, who complained every day about the noise in the halls, inquired immediately if anybody had looked behind the clock.
It was built for three sisters--Moultrie was the name--three old maids.
Tom said to himself, "Those old maids waited to dress--they did the same thing the night Stevens's house burned down next door.