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Greybeard   Listen
noun
greybeard  n.  A man who is old.
Synonyms: old man.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Greybeard" Quotes from Famous Books



... Good Greybeard Sire, you would not tire Gay youth with tales of trouble; World-gladness is your heart's desire, And so you're—riding double! Pleasant to see dear Charity Close pillion-poised behind you, Eager to bid her gifts fly free, We're happy so ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, December 24, 1892 • Various

... advantage of him in other ways. His hair watch-chain, and his manner of whipping-up the mustard-sauce, revealed the greybeard, full of experience; and he ate with the corners of his napkin under his armpits, giving utterance to things which made Pecuchet laugh. It was a peculiar laugh, one very low note, always the same, emitted ...
— Bouvard and Pecuchet - A Tragi-comic Novel of Bourgeois Life • Gustave Flaubert

... preconceived notions are almost sure to totter to their foundations; and nothing is more annoying than to have elaborately built-up, delightfully logical theories, played ninepins with by an old greybeard of a black, who apparently objects to his beliefs being classified, docketed, and pigeon-holed, until ...
— The Euahlayi Tribe - A Study of Aboriginal Life in Australia • K. Langloh Parker

... and analyse all these elements in the great problem which was forcing itself on the attention of Europe—there was one factor with which it was difficult for this austere republican, this cold, unsusceptible statesman, to deal: the intense and imperious passion of a greybeard for a ...
— The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1555-1566 • John Lothrop Motley

... a grey-beard who, to judge from the number of silver chains upon his breast and his other trappings, seemed to be a great man among them. When they were about fifty yards away and I was preparing for the worst, a shot rang out from above and behind me. At the same instant Greybeard threw his arms wide and letting fall the spear he held, pitched from his horse, evidently stone dead. I glanced back and saw Hans, the corn-cob pipe still in his mouth and the little rifle, "Intombi," still at his shoulder. He had fired ...
— The Ivory Child • H. Rider Haggard



Words linked to "Greybeard" :   old geezer, golden ager, codger, old-timer, man, old codger, Methuselah, longbeard, antique, patriarch, oldster, gaffer, senior citizen, adult male, old man, old person, bellarmine, long-beard, jug, graybeard, oldtimer



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