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- n. an elderly person
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The lies — the lies to a lovely old person like Mrs. Chessingham.
He was a vast, untidy old person draped in elephant-grey clothes which managed to convey that there was something extraordinary about their cut without being actually peculiar in any definable particular.
Ann Cason says that the silence of an old person drives us crazy because we all long to be “confirmed,” and this silence, so common to the old with their diminished health and strength and declining interest in conversation, is the ultimate lack of confirmation.