Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- As old as the world; very old; reaching back through the ages.
“Whether known as Communism or Socialism or what not, these efforts are neither new nor strange nor terrible, but world-old and seeking an absolutely justifiable human ideal—the only ideal that can be sought: the direction of individual action in industry so as to secure the greatest good of all.”
“We looked at him clearly, with world-old eyes, and saw simply a human thing, weak and pitiable and cruel, even as we are and were.”
“Always Africa is giving us something new or some metempsychosis of a world-old thing.”
“The world-old and fearful things,—war and wealth, murder and luxury?”
“A friend is a friend, but a brother is a rival," says the East, out of world-old experience, and in some ways Russia is more eastern than the East itself.”
“Bursdon and Welsford were then, as now, a rolling range of dreary moors, unbroken by tor or tree, or anything save few and far between a world-old furze-bank which marked the common rights of some distant cattle farm, and crossed then, not as now, by a decent road, but by a rough confused track-way, the remnant of an old”
“Before this world-old proposition we stand, serious, interested, confused; endeavouring to evolve the true theory of morals — the true answer to what is right.”
“That world-old problem never fails to interest the new and the inexperienced.”
“From time to time a mountain stream brawled from under a world-old bridge, and then spread a quiet tide for the women to kneel beside and wash the clothes which they spread to dry on every bush and grassy slope of the banks.”
“None of the trees looked so old, so world-old, as certain trees in the careless olive groves of Italy.”
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