Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See nonagenarian.

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Examples

  • The Rohmeresque English title seems to be offering a cross between Love in the Afternoon and My Night With Maud, but the French title, La tête en friche, means something like "the fallow mind", and refers to the middle-aged odd-jobman Germain (Gérard Depardieu), who strikes up an acquaintance in the square of a small French town with the 95-year-old Marguerite (the nonogenarian Gisèle Casadesus), a former international civil servant.

    My Afternoons With Marguerite – review

  • As we all lifted our glasses to toast the spry nonogenarian, I saw '70s baseball All Star and non-Jew Ron Cey in the room.

    Tony Sachs: Let Us Rejoice (And Rock Out): The Jews On Vinyl Revue

  • For every functional nonogenarian, there are dozens of nursing home denizens whose bodies are forcefully being kept alive even though their souls have long since departed.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Must we consider the fecund nonogenarian here, or can we forget that “possibility” when not dealing with the rule against perpetuities?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » I Am Apparently a 95% Feminist,

  • Lands Minister Peter Fachi was of the opinion that the lawsuit was masterminded by the country's opposition because he was convinced the nonogenarian Banda was too old to take the government to court.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Lebo, who was shot by the Indians, delivers the mail; "Nitch" Kendley operates the pump for the water-tank at the railroad station; a nonogenarian called "Frenchy," who hunted with Roosevelt and has lost his wits, plays cribbage all day long at the "Rough Riders Hotel."

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • It should be remembered that Dr. Abdurahman delivered his address at a time when the operation of the Land Act was raging like a plague in the Northern Provinces, and its victims included an old man of 119 years, respected by his white neighbours, with his nonogenarian wife, and his sons aged seventy and eighty.

    Chapter X

  • Up at Pine Ridge agency the Sioux nonogenarian Red Cloud, the most famous of living Indian warriors, who could tell as many marvels as AEneas told to Dido, refuses to accept the government's offer of an allotment of land, and goes down, like Dickens's Steerforth in the storm at Yarmouth, waving his hand defiantly in the face of destiny.

    The Red Man's Last Roll-Call

  • He stood face to face with the mighty monarch of colors, listened to gracious words from his lips, and saw the nonogenarian, whose tall figure was scarcely bowed, receive the king's gifts.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

  • The Delhi High Court in May last year had quashed some of the criminal proceedings against the nonogenarian painter, saying his paintings were an expression of creativity.

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