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Old person   /oʊld pˈərsən/   Listen
Old person

noun
1.
An elderly person.  Synonyms: golden ager, oldster, senior citizen.






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"Old person" Quotes from Famous Books



... But the little old person came close to Jules, and drawing up one foot, as if it was so cold that he could stand on it ...
— St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10. - Scribner's Illustrated • Various

... were suddenly flooded and the tears ran down the negro woman's plump cheeks. She was not wrinkled, and if her tight, kinky hair was a mite gray, she did not have the appearance of an old person in any way. Her voice was round, and sweet, ...
— Janice Day, The Young Homemaker • Helen Beecher Long

... must have seen her," said Aunt Charlotte. "A queer-looking old person in a great bonnet. I happened to be walking through the village, and she stopped the fly to ask me the way to the Court, and I remember wondering who she could possibly be. I suppose it was she whom you ...
— Austin and His Friends • Frederic H. Balfour

... was an Old Person of Prague, Who was suddenly seized with the plague, But they gave him some butter, which caused him to mutter, And cured that Old Person ...
— Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 • Edward William Cole

... need to be told. If you ever put them on any person's window, I hope you selected a house where there were only boys and girls or young people to be startled by the tic-tac. It is no joke, though at first it may seem like one, to scare an old person with the affair. So if any boy or girl makes a tic-tac after the description given here, I trust he or she will be careful on whom the ...
— Bob the Castaway • Frank V. Webster

... attacked. Almost every house on the island became a hospital, and the only persons who passed through the visitation unscathed were old inhabitants who had had the disease as children 65 years before. Not a single old person who was not protected by a previous attack and who was exposed to the infection ...
— Measles • W. C. Rucker

... neither their humour nor their complicated interest of plot. To be brief, then, Mr. Samuel Ireland was a gentleman extremely fond of old literature and old books. If we may trust the 'Confessions' (1805) of his candid son, Mr. W. H. Ireland, a more harmless and confiding old person than Samuel never collected early English tracts. Living in his learned society, his son, Mr. W. H. Ireland, acquired not only a passion for black letters, but a desire to emulate Chatterton. His first step in guilt was the forgery of an autograph on an old pamphlet, ...
— Books and Bookmen • Andrew Lang

... aside and begin his novel. The people in the house pleased him, and he ran on in his way thinking how English and trustworthy they seemed, liking the green parrot that rubbed its head affectionately against the grey ringlets of a very ladylike old person; and Mrs. Heald, brisk as a bee, notwithstanding her lame leg, who led the way up the ...
— Spring Days • George Moore

... very red. Who could have supposed that this shabby old person, whom he had endeavoured to snub, was the ...
— Peter's Mother • Mrs. Henry De La Pasture

... him in disgust, and, after ineffectually tapping my arm for a few moments, he went back to his wheel. But, though I was disappointed to discover that my surmise as to his playing a part was incorrect, his words set me thinking. An imbecile old person is often a fair reader of character. ...
— Jacqueline of Golden River • H. M. Egbert



Words linked to "Old person" :   dotard, old man, sexagenarian, octogenarian, old woman, grownup, nonagenarian, fogey, greybeard, has-been, Methuselah, dodo, adult, old boy, fossil, graybeard, back-number, ancient, curmudgeon, septuagenarian, centenarian, senior citizen, antediluvian, fogy, dodderer



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