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[hawr-ee-hed-id, hohr-] /ˈhɔr iˈhɛd ɪd, ˈhoʊr-/
having the gray or white hair of advanced age.
Origin of hoary-headed
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So that no comparison can be dawn between these and the hoary headed patriarch Elbruz, or Kasbek, which exceeds 18,000 feet.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
  • Hearing this, the hoary headed Rishi, Narada, thus addressed the monarch.

    The Hindoos as they Are Shib Chunder Bose
  • There were congregated both sexes and all ages, from the infant to the hoary headed veteran of eighty winters.

    Ella Barnwell Emerson Bennett
  • They even went so far as to call him "the hoary headed villain, who first stirred up the Americans to rebellion."

    The Life of Benjamin Franklin Mason Locke Weems
  • This argument alone should destroy the hoary headed superstition that the sun is hot.

    The Universe a Vast Electric Organism George Woodward Warder

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