a comparative of old.
- elder, older (see synonym study at the current entry)
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How to use older in a sentence
Do you think that as we get older our thoughts shift to the more abstract, the music, than the definite, the lyrics?
But as you get older, I find I get more tunes and I have to work harder at the words.
The older boy climbed in first, followed by the younger son and then their mother.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos | Michael Daly | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ramos was 38—nearly two decades older than the average recruit.
Julio Cardenas, 25 and an MC from the group RCA, was older but with a youthful smile that hid the harsher sides of Cuban life.
Of this older view much still survives, and much that is ennobling.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
To Harry's surprise, the soldier detailed to go with him proved to be a boy, not much older than himself.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
All religions, the Christian religion included, are adaptations or variants of older religions.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
I have an adopted sister, six years older than myself, who married twelve years ago.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Awe stole upon him; he felt himself included in the great ideal of this older day.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for older
the comparative of old
having lived or existed longer; of greater age: Also (of people, esp members of the same family): elder
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