gaunt old man

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  • When he came to light, Milton saw a tall, gaunt old man of sixty years of age, or older. Cited from Prairie Folks, by Hamlin Garland
  • The gaunt old man turned toward her, a helpless sympathy twisting his seamed and weather-marked face. Cited from Hillsboro People, by Dorothy Canfield
  • He was a gaunt old man with, meagre mustache and hair, and a face like a death's head. Cited from The Christian, by Hall Caine
  • The sight seemed to fill Nebenchari with terror; he started as if the gaunt old man had been a ghost. Cited from An Egyptian Princess, by Georg Ebers, v7
  • He was a tall, gaunt old man, and Robin stared at him for some minutes, wondering where he could have seen somebody very like him. Cited from The Peace Egg and Other tales, by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • He was a gaunt old man with white hair and a pallid face, which looked almost ghastly in contrast to his black velvet skull cap. Cited from Colonel Quaritch, V.C., by H. Rider Haggard
  • At the roadside, in a little open, grassy space where once evidently a cabin had stood, knelt the figure of a gaunt old man. Cited from The Power and the Glory, by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  • A gaunt old man in a suit of rusty black, with straggling gray hair and beard, stood holding his hat in his hand, gazing at her with eyes so bright they made her uneasy. Cited from Mr. Pat's Little Girl, by Mary F. Leonard
  • So the gaunt old man talked on, groping his way out of hesitating pauses, and straying into dreamy meditations, as if he sometimes forgot his story, and sometimes its hearers. Cited from Strangers at Lisconnel, by Barlow Jane
  • It carried, as Byrne gazed, a connotation of swifter, fiercer thinking, than if the gaunt old man had stalked the floor and poured forth a tirade of words. Cited from The Night Horseman, by Max Brand
  • A wonderful change at once manifested itself, and slowly raising himself on his feet there stood a gaunt old man, with an enormous skull-like head covered with long yellowish white hair, eyes so sunken as to be invisible, and a nose that would defy all competition as to size. Cited from Old Fogy, by James Huneker
  • The speaker was a tall, gaunt old man with a tangled mass of grizzled whiskers, and the "podner" he addressed was Bud Morgan. Cited from Ted Strong's Motor Car, by Edward C. Taylor
  • "Ah, here comes the Admiral!" he cried, as the gaunt old man came shuffling down the street towards them, with his stoop, his cross- grained features drawn awry with twinges of rheumatism, his hands crossed above his tall cane. Cited from The Westcotes, by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Surprised at her curtsey I stopped to speak to her, and finally went into her cottage and had tea and made the acquaintance of her husband, a gaunt old man with a face grey as ashes and dim colourless eyes, whom Time had made almost an imbecile, and who sat all day groaning by the fire. Cited from A Traveller in Little Things, by W. H. Hudson
  • Dore's Don Quixote could not surpass the sublime absorption in which the gaunt old man, with arm uplifted, described this stage of affairs, till he ended in a shrewd chuckle, worthy of Sancho Panza. Cited from Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1867, by Various
  • A gaunt old man with grizzled head, shrunk shanks, and a crooked arm was the most timid of the strange mob of blacks who, under the guidance of some semi-civilised friends, visited the clearing of a settler on one of the rivers flowing into Rockingham, Bay. Cited from My Tropic Isle, by E J Banfield