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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Covered with fine whitish hairs or down; Ancient; Showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair.

Usage examples (31)
  • hoary jokes
  • People are bowing in the presence of what they suppose to be the antiquity, that is, the hoary-headed wisdom, of the world.
  • That head in hoary honors dressed –
  • The "hoary" (to borrow a word) chestnut that it takes a big man to apologize was floated. for more
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