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venerable-looking

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  • GROTON -- The air in the high-ceilinged vault inside Groton Town Hall, with its tattered parchments and venerable-looking volumes, is cool and odorless.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • A venerable-looking old man hailed us as we passed, and asked us if we were going by without speaking.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • We were seated; Ludha Damji, the Banyan collector of customs, a venerable-looking old man, with a shrewd intelligent face, sat on the right of the Sultan; next to him was the great Mohammedan merchant Tarya Topan who had come to be present at the interview, not only because he was one of the councillors of His Highness, but because he also took a lively interest in this American Expedition.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • “These boots are rather dusty,” said the boots, a grey-haired, venerable-looking man, after he had taken off my thick, solid, square-toed boots.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • The inside was very rude and plain — a rough table covered with a faded cloth served for an altar — on the right-hand side was a venerable-looking chest.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Behind one was a young woman, and behind the other a venerable-looking old man.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • A venerable-looking green safe stood open, to reveal boxes of drinking straws and packs of paper napkins.

    Fleshmarket Close

  • The chief magistrate was a venerable-looking man, with white hair and beard and a face of great sagacity.

    Erewhon

  • Harry ate breakfast each morning in the Leaky Cauldron, where he liked watching the other guests: funny little witches from the country, up for a day's shopping; venerable-looking wizards arguing over the latest article in Transfiguration Today; wild-looking warlocks; raucous dwarfs; and once, what looked suspiciously like a hag, who ordered a plate of raw liver from behind a thick woollen balaclava.

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • Just at this juncture, when the tide in Meng's affairs seemed at its highest, there appeared at his doors one day a venerable-looking bonze, who asked to be received as a guest for a few days, as he was on a pilgrimage to a famous shrine and was tired out with the long journey that he had already made.

    Chinese Folk-Lore Tales

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