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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
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I will throttle you till you are black in the face, you hoary-headed liar!

    The Robbers Friedrich Schiller
  • This was Calcraft, the hangman, hoary-headed and tottering and utterly past his work.

  • It was opened by a hoary-headed servant, of a hale and cheerful aspect.

  • It was the hoary-headed pundit who made this charming observation.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • The tops of peaks, actually their newest feature, were hoary-headed to them.

    The Alps Martin Conway
  • A hoary-headed man might have seen the whole of their imperial sway.

    Olive Leaves Lydia Howard Sigourney
  • I asked of the hoary-headed son of Erin who tended the place and raked in the shekels.

  • And he went and seated himself on the other side of the hoary-headed man.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
  • Then he went on to the upper chamber with the hoary-headed man.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
  • And Geraint told the hoary-headed man what the insult was that he had received.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest

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