Definitions

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  • noun The quality or state of being elderly

Etymologies

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elderly +‎ -ness

Examples

  • America is at the edge of elderliness and at the beginning phase of old age…

    Saddam Hussein Predicted That The American Economy Would Struggle Due To Foreign Wars, According To New Book

  • Duddy and Fuddy were spirited trotters, but Mrs. Tully, despite her elderliness and avoirdupois, was without timidity when Paula held the reins.

    CHAPTER XVIII

  • Anticipating possible submergence, he had donned beneath his kilt a short garment of incredible elderliness, originally of red flannel, now patched with a dazzling array of colors and textures.

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  • Conservatives traditionally argue that this is unfair, as Social Security is intended as an \'insurance\ 'program for citizens who are unable to work, through injury or elderliness ...'

    Adventures in inaudible audio with Senator Barack Obama

  • Conservatives traditionally argue that this is unfair, as Social Security is intended as an 'insurance' program for citizens who are unable to work, through injury or elderliness; this is an insurance that they say they don't need.

    Adventures in inaudible audio with Senator Barack Obama

  • And as if to emphasize my comparative elderliness, the very first assignment (due Friday) is a short essay on the topic, "Was ist die Jugend?"

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  • A man whose long and illustrious prime was only now beginning to edge into elderliness, he had been the primary supporter of King James at the abortive Rising in 1715, and had followed his king into exile after the defeat at Sheriffsmuir.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • His high shrill voice was mocked, his whinnying laugh was copied, his erudition thought beyond a joke, his elderliness worthy of the starring role in a farce.

    The Grass Crown

  • Every day, during school-hours, does Miss CAROWTHERS, in spectacles and high-necked alpaca, preside over her Young Ladies of Fashion, with an austerity and elderliness before which every mental image of Man, even as the most poetical of abstractions, withers and dies.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 12, June 18, 1870

  • Duddy and Fuddy were spirited trotters, but Mrs. Tully, despite her elderliness and avoirdupois, was without timidity when Paula held the reins.

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

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