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  • adj. Having gray hair.
  • adj. Hence, figuratively, old, wise, experienced.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or white hair.

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

  • adj. showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair


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  • “Come in and sit down,” called the gray-haired man.

    The Princess

  • As the Q&A portion of the meeting draws to a close, a tall, gray-haired man stands and asks Rev.

    American Grace

  • Huntsman—well-tailored, willowy, gray-haired, cerebral-looking—comes alive when talking about Asia.

    The Enigma of Jon Huntsman

  • Somewhere along the way, I stopped thinking of this gray-haired man with the playful spirit as a wan substitute for my father.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad

  • Hearing the tumblers unlock, Ben checked an index card tucked in his palm before the door flew open in the hand of a sturdy little gray-haired Viking.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • In her retelling, the clerk practically grew fangs and horns, the gray-haired lady all but swooped in with wings and a halo.


  • But the gray-haired lady insisted on wetting a cloth and gently wrapping it around the stem, instructing Bella, Now, place this in water as soon as you get home. . .


  • On one side, a gray-haired man with a pressed oxford shirt tucked into khaki pants stood beside a middle-aged woman in a conservative dress and hijab, both holding signs that said "48 years is enough," referring to the long reign of Bashar al-Assad and his even more brutal father, Hafez al-Assad.

    Mary Slosson: Debate Over Religious Freedom In Syria Causes Anger In Los Angeles Diaspora

  • The gray-haired Mr. Moreno has repeatedly declared he is innocent of the charges.

    Ex-Mayor of Bogotá Awaits Bribery Trial in Style

  • And a memorable if not as especially fond one: the first gray-haired guy to come up and tell me he'd been reading me since he was a kid.

    MIND MELD: Our Fondest Memories of Science Fiction


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