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How to use warhorse in a sentence
The city of Liverpool, on the west coast of England, always suggests to me some heroic old warhorse of an opera.
I confessed to the school that I was somewhat of a burnt-out old warhorse who knew nothing about their profession.
The old Garibaldian threw up his head like a warhorse at the call of battle, and his rickety limbs were going towards the door.The Eternal City|Hall Caine
Mme. Fortin straightened herself up like an old warhorse that hears the sound of the bugle.Other People's Money|Emile Gaboriau
A Dog of Knowledge has free utterance; but the Warhorse is almost mute, very far from free!Past and Present|Thomas Carlyle
Beneath him was his great yellow warhorse, caracoling and curveting as he went, as blithe and free of spirit as his master.Sir Nigel|Arthur Conan Doyle
And at what he saw he gave an exclamation, sharp and low, and his eyes glittered like those of a warhorse which scents battle.Nicanor - Teller of Tales|C. Bryson Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for warhorse
Cultural definitions for warhorse
A person or thing that has seen long service or has lived through many hardships and can be relied on: “That teacher is a real war horse; he has seen the dismissal of ten different principals.”
Other Idioms and Phrases with warhorse
Also, old war horse. A dependable, frequently performed attraction, as in The opera company is doing nothing but old war horses this season, like, Aïda and La Bohème. This term originated in the mid-1600s for a military charger that had been through many battles. In the 1800s it began to be used for human veterans, and in the mid-1900s for popular productions, especially of musical works.