Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being aged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being aged; oldness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of being old; oldness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property characteristic of old age

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Examples

  • And tremble at my agedness: apparently my taste in pop was set in stone twenty-nine years ago.

    a musical interlude

  • It is a family responsibility, but lacking a family, a widow has to have certain qualifications, one being the qualification of agedness.

    Widows

  • You kind of like to imagine you've got the funk, can still manage it a bit... when did middle-agedness creep up on me?

    In which I am Officially Aged.

  • I am all for the concept of middle-agedness kicking in somewhere around eighty-five or so, as I'm assuming most of my friends will all be too senile or stoned on their "glaucoma medicine" to join me in reckless frivolities by then anyway.

    bluemeany Diary Entry

  • For the moment she was hibernating in her oldness, her agedness.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • Yvette, pitched in gruesome, deadlocked hostility to the Saywell household, was very old and very wise: with the agedness and the wisdom of the young, which always overleaps the agedness and the wisdom of the old, or the elderly.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • Tenderness crept into her eyes, and her freckles seemed to fade out, and even the small blunt nose of her take on middle-agedness and motherliness.

    Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings

  • Bloated, sagging, and among those firm youthful bodies, those undistorted faces, a strange and terrifying monster of middle-agedness, Linda advanced into the room, coquettishly smiling her broken and discoloured smile, and rolling as she walked, with what was meant to be a voluptuous undulation, her enormous haunches.

    Brave New World

  • He looked up at her with reproachful, saturnine eyes, vanquished in his extreme agedness of being.

    Women in Love

  • Staring straight before her with haggard, unseeing eyes, her hands clasped till the delicate bones protruded, her young face lined into sudden agedness, grey with unnatural pallor, framed by the black masses of her dishevelled hair, it was thus Sir Adrian found his wife, when at length he was free to seek her.

    The Light of Scarthey

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