Old in a sentence

The word "old" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of old and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Old

  • Not young; advanced far in years or life; having lived till toward the end of the ordinary term of living; as, an old man; an old age; an old horse; an old tree.
  • Not new or fresh; not recently made or produced; having existed for a long time; as, old wine; an old friendship.
  • Formerly existing; ancient; not modern; preceding; original; as, an old law; an old custom; an old promise.
  • Continued in life; advanced in the course of existence; having (a certain) length of existence; -- designating the age of a person or thing; as, an infant a few hours old; a cathedral centuries old.
  • Long practiced; hence, skilled; experienced; cunning; as, an old offender; old in vice.
  • Long cultivated; as, an old farm; old land, as opposed to new land, that is, to land lately cleared.
  • Worn out; weakened or exhausted by use; past usefulness; as, old shoes; old clothes.
  • Aged; antiquated; hence, wanting in the mental vigor or other qualities belonging to youth; -- used disparagingly as a term of reproach.
  • Old-fashioned; wonted; customary; as of old; as, the good old times; hence, colloquially, gay; jolly.
  • Used colloquially as a term of cordiality and familiarity.
  • past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • of long duration; not new
  • (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age

How to use old in a sentence. Old pronunciation.

As I looked into the dusk, my limbs trembled under me, for who should be sitting there, a half-finished chair between his knees, but Soolsby the old chair-maker!
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He came to snatch old Soolsby's palace, his nest on the hill, to use it for a telescope, or such whimsies.
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He would have old Soolsby's palace for his spy-glass, would he then?
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And tell him who is beyond and away in Egypt that old Soolsby's busy making a chair for him to sit in when the scarlet cloth is spread, and the East and West come to salaam before him.
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The Old Muslin I call him, because he's so diaphanous.
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The ages have gone, and the rest of the world has changed, but Egypt is the same Egypt, the Nile rises and falls, and the old lean years and fat years come and go.
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All that he had heard recalled to him his first readings in the Old Testament-the story of Nebuchadnezzar, of Belshazzar, of Ahasuerus-of Ahasuerus!
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England rushed back upon him-the love of those at home; of his father, the only father he had ever known; of Faith, the only mother or sister he had ever known; of old John Fairley; the love of the woods and the hills where he had wandered came upon him.
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He had prompted old Diaz Pasha to speak of him as a reincarnation, so separate and withdrawn he seemed at the end of the evening, yet with an uncanny mastery in his dark brown eyes.
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What their homes were to them, these fellaheen, dragged forth to defend their country, to go into the desert and waste their lives under leaders tyrannous, cruel, and incompetent, his old open life, his innocence, his integrity, his truthfulness and character, were to him.
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Into it he had poured his soul in the old days-days, centuries away, it seemed now.
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It should still be the link with the old life.
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Besides, the man was a Christian-of a mystic, half-legendary, obscure Christianity; yet having in his mind the old faith, its essence and its meaning, perhaps.
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And now this new-comer who would rule Kaid, and lay his hand upon Egypt like Joseph of old, and bring back Nahoum, to the shame of every Muslim-behold, the spark is to the tinder, it shall burn.
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The chains of the conscripts clanked in the river villages; the wailing of the women affrighted the pigeons in a thousand dovecotes on the Nile; the dust of despair was heaped upon the heads of the old, who knew that their young would no more return, and that the fields of dourha would go ungathered, the water-channels go unattended, and the onion-fields be bare.
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Here was I happy; here of old I did sing to thee, and I came to sing to thee once more a death-song.
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What Notions have we silly Women from these old Philosophers of Virtue, for Virtue is this, and Virtue is that, and Virtue has its own Reward; Virtue, Virtue is an Ass, and a Gallant is worth forty on't.
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Updated editions will replace the previous one-the old editions will be renamed.
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Very often these partitions were made of old flour sacks basted together; and then the difference between the common herd and the aristocracy was, that the common herd had unornamented sacks, while the walls of the aristocrat were overpowering with rudimental fresco-i.e., red and blue mill brands on the flour sacks.
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Sometimes, on lazy afternoons, we lolled on the sand in camp, and smoked pipes and read some old well-worn novels.
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Examples of Old

Example #1
I drew near with a kind of fear, but yet I came to the door and looked in.
Example #2
Inside the hut all was still.
Example #3
He has scientific tricks like his father before him.
Example #4
That is what his father was, the last Earl, and that is what he is who left my door but now.
Example #5
It scared him, as though I was the devil himself, to find me here.
Example #6
Now is it astronomy, and now chemistry, and suchlike; and always it is the Eglington mind, which let God A'mighty make it as a favour.