hoary with age

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  • I do not know what his original colour had been but at present he was white and hoary with age. Cited from A Little Book for Christmas, by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Nor do you expect institutions and buildings hoary with age. Cited from Sidelights On Astronomy, by Simon Newcomb
  • I sang some things so hoary with age that they were decrepit! Cited from Lady of the Decoration, by Frances Little
  • Tenaciously he hung upon hope for the day of salvation -- that hope hoary with age. Cited from American Indian stories, by Zitkala-Sa
  • Despite its fringe of green it was hoary with age. Cited from The Call of the Canyon, by Zane Grey
  • Compared with cities in the United States a majority of Dominican towns are hoary with age. Cited from Santo Domingo, by Otto Schoenrich
  • To others, the Gothic seems hoary with age and decrepitude, and its shadows mean death. Cited from Mont-Saint-Michel And Chartres, Henry Adams
  • I mean to say, he replied, that in mind you are all young; there is no old opinion handed down among you by ancient tradition, nor any science which is hoary with age. Cited from Timaeus, by Plato, Benjamin Jowett, Tr. #3
  • Or a jest that's not hoary with age; But there never is one in American jokes Or on the American stage. Cited from Tobogganing On Parnassus, by Franklin P. Adams
  • Giants they were, hoary with age, and gnarled with the sinews built up by Nature to resist her fiercest storms. Cited from The Man in the Twilight, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • Its vast and lofty towers and prodigious castles, hoary with age, yet unimpaired in strength, showed the labors of magnanimous men in former times to protect their favorite abode. Cited from Conquest of Granada, by Washington Irving
  • Fresh and young as he would make himself appear, he is already hoary with age; and the very garments that he wears about the town were put on thousands of years ago, and have been patched and pieced to suit the present fashion. Cited from Time's Portraiture, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Her blue sky, flowers and olive trees -- her old palaces, hoary with age and romantic story, her fountains and marbles, her wonderful treasures of art, set her in a world apart, in the popular mind. Cited from Vocal Mastery, by Harriette Brower
  • This class of lawyers and jurists hold in contempt all the learning, the philosophy, the practical wisdom of the present --rejecting everything that is not bearded and hoary with age. Cited from Wild Northern Scenes, by S. H. Hammond
  • Among the many natives collected on the beach to bid me welcome and draw my canoe up over the sand, I noticed an old man of average size, remarkably developed chest, and whose hairs, apparently once flaxen, were hoary with age. Cited from Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands, Charles Nordhoff
  • Its walls were of stone, now grim and hoary with age; and on the side next to the Fleet there was a large square structure, resembling Traitor's Gate at the Tower, and forming the sole entrance to the prison. Cited from The Star-Chamber, Volume 2, by W. Harrison Ainsworth
  • He went therefore to the wine cellar, which had once been the dungeon of the castle, and brought thence a most respectable-looking magnum, dirty as a burrowing terrier, and to the eye of the imagination hoary with age. Cited from Warlock o' Glenwarlock, by George MacDonald
  • Perhaps the most noticeable objects in the Lolab are the walnut trees; they are now just coming into full leaf, and their great trunks, hoary with age and softly velveted with dark green moss, form the noble columns of many a lovely camping-ground. Cited from A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil, by T. R. Swinburne
  • At the falling of dusk we passed a thickly-wooded tract large enough to be called a forest; the great trees looked hoary with age, and amid a jungle of undergrowth, myrtle and lentisk, arbutus and oleander, lay green marshes, dull deep pools, sluggish streams. Cited from By the Ionian Sea, by George Gissing