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  • adj. comparative form of hoary: more hoary


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  • There is a limited number of useful topics for such occasions, and some of the hoarier topics have been relentlessly trotted out at every con since God Created Convention.

    Pros at Cons at SF Novelists

  • In the most famous example, from the Book of Genesis, Enoch father of the even hoarier Methuselah doesn't simply keel over at the ripe old age of 300 but is "translated," body and soul, into heaven.

    Foreign to Familiar, Essence Intact

  • Consequently, Sorba and others have urged conservatives to stop using the G-word, and revert to older, hoarier notions like "sodomy."

    Jay Michaelson: Who Are The Real Sodomites?

  • But last week, to the delight of Democrats and comedians throughout the land, Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney managed to mash up "my friend" with an even hoarier sound bite.

    Michael Sigman: Corporations Are a Mitt's Best Friend

  • Ms. Miller's imprisonment for civil contempt of court was less a perfect storm — to use one of the press 'hoarier clichés to characterize a grim convergence of unpleasant events — as it was a brownout, a distressing midsummer sign that a full power outage is on its way.

    The Great D.C. Plame-Out, Or: Novak, Lord of the Journo-Flies

  • The brotherhood of domimons of which they would form one would be inspired as much by the fresh life and wide democratic outlook of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada, as by the hoarier political wisdom of Great Britain; and military, naval, foreign and colonial policy must in the future be devised by the representatives of those dominions sitting in council together with the representatives of Great Britain.

    Imaginations and Reveries

  • English yews and the little tower than which none in all England has a softer and hoarier grey.

    A Passionate Pilgrim

  • We buried him in the little churchyard in which he had expressed the wish to lie; beneath one of the mightiest of English yews and the little tower than which none in all England has a softer and hoarier gray.

    A passionate pilgrim

  • -- ` You shall see stranger things than that, 'he answered, ` ere your head be hoarier by twain s'ennight from now.'

    Robin Tremayne A Story of the Marian Persecution

  • Sugar, which premiered to great acclaim in Sundance 2008, tackles even hoarier terrain: the sports movie and the immigrant story.

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