The old cynic chose to be vastly offended at this nicety; assuring me, repeatedly, that 'the barn was every bit as good' as I, 'and every bit as wollsome,' and wondering how I could fashion to be so conceited.
You are down and out and don’t you forget it, old bean.
Peter had been a wise old bird, and these fellows I was after were about the pick of the aviary.
behind me and I presently allowed the old man to catch up and tab copious pulls from the quart bottle.
There is furthermore the Gothic sibja, Anglosaxon sib, old High German sippia, sippa, High German sippe.
He was about ten yearsold, pale, delicate-looking and with sparkling black eyes.
In his old age he reached the clear conviction thatnothing but the advice of the great dread spirit could build up anytolerable sort of life for the feeble, unruly, ‘incomplete,empirical creatures created in jest.’
There were four of them: FatherIosif and Father Paissy, Father Mihail the warden of the hermitage,a man not very old and far from being learned.
01:021:004 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.
"You know I do," he asseverated, but without any energy, for he could not regain his old original feeling for her.
replied the mason, “it is impossible; I am too old to learn; I am too little of a scholar; I cannot be a professor.”
Old Sam looked at him sleepily.
If we permit ourselves to move in old grooves we cease to progress and become "old fogy."
The younger person is always presented to the older or more distinguished, but a gentleman is always presented to a lady, even though he is an old gentleman of great distinction and the lady a mere slip of a girl.
And so, having stirred up his son-in-law and made him wince to his heart's content, the old statesman bade him stand no longer in the way, but tell the young gentleman that he, too, would be glad to know him; and this letter, that evening, "old Chesterfield" placed in his daughter's hand and then magnanimously gave her his blessing.
If you divide the US into young and old, a person has to be considered "old" at 34, since 33 is the median age meaning half the people are younger than 33, and half the people are older.
She very readily acceded to her proposal of engaging the passengers to relate their adventures in their turns, and was at length, as well as Candide, compelled to acknowledge that the old woman was in the right.
The bishop, a venerable old man, seemed to me God the Father leaning over His Eternity, and I beheld Heaven through the vault of the temple.
More honourable,’ ‘nobler’—all those are old-fashioned prejudices which I reject.
Yet the bells, when they sounded, told me sorrowfully of change in everything; told me of their own age, and my pretty Dora’s youth; and of the many, never old, who had lived and loved and died, while the reverberations of the bells had hummed through the rusty armour of the Black Prince hanging up within, and, motes upon the deep of Time, had lost themselves in air, as circles do in water.