from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to an old gentleman, or like one.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characteristic of an old gentleman.
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It is evident from his conservative use of black powder, and the old-gentlemanly staidness of his movements, that he is an elderly gun.
(He lights his pipe as ROBERT CRAWSHAW comes in.) (CRAWSHAW is forty-five, but his closely-trimmed moustache and whiskers, his inclination to stoutness, and the loud old-gentlemanly style in trousers which he affects with his morning-coat, make him look older, and, what is more important, the Pillar of the State which he undoubtedly is.)
Pulteney did not even wait to be an old gentleman to take up with "the good old-gentlemanly vice."
It was not avarice, that “good old-gentlemanly vice "of Byron's which influenced him, but it resembled it at times.
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