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How to use old boy in a sentence
I have always thought that if the old boy can wake a Tennessee bumpkin to literature and history, to irony and rhetoric, he can do anything.Shakespeare still matters. A new book reminds us why. | Michael Sims | September 9, 2021 | Washington Post
On the flip side, it is a closed old boy school with a high-profile sponsor.Investors are flocking to video gaming, but be wary of esports, SPACs, advisors say | Ellen Zavian | April 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Well, Harry, here's a tip: might be best to keep your shirt on when you're at music festivals in future old boy!
His message was he was a good old boy from Arkansas who knew what it was like to grow up in a family that struggled.Hillary’s Doomed if She Can’t Learn to Talk About Her Privilege | Keli Goff | June 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yes, Republicans hated Clinton, but he was Southern and enough of a good old boy that he cut across those lines to some extent.
And as clear evidence of voter desire to the shake up the good old boy network in politics, women ruled the night.
Well, old boy, I guess you lost me more than I'll make out of you; but you've given me what I ought to have had three years ago!The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
Dic had another boy friend—an old boy, of thirty-five or more—whose name was William Little.A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties | Charles Major
Tell ye, 'f the old boy himself sh'd ride up alongside, shouldn't be a mite s'prised to see him.Overland | John William De Forest
Kamelillo said he was "old boy all right," but Kamelillo's notions of what was virtuous weren't civilised notions.The Belted Seas | Arthur Colton
"We've missed you these four days, old boy," his father said.Four Days | Hetty Hemenway
British Dictionary definitions for old boy
(sometimes capitals) British a male ex-pupil of a school
informal, mainly British
a familiar name used to refer to a man
an old man
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