This is just one of those cases when the hoary cliché is true.
The idea is an old one—or as the irritable Economist magazine calls it, “hoary.”
There was no one in sight, and no animals, except one hoary old mule, grazing at the bottom.
On the contrary, I look upon you as a swaggering bully and a hoary villain.
An atmosphere of peace and of hoary age broods over these tombs and the humble graves that crowd close about them.
One cannot demand from a captain of twenty-five the austerity of a hoary philosopher.
Misery Sits near an open grave, and calls them over, A youth with hoary hair and haggard eye.'
And immediately she rose up from the hoary deep, like a mist.
I will listen with coolness to the voice of native sagacity and hoary experience.
Loose his beard; his hoary hairStreamed like a meteor to the troubled air.