Definitions

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  • adjective showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
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Examples

  • A rotund white-haired man in a sweater and dress slacks adjusts a music stand on the left side of the large raised platform at the front of the chapel, and leads the congregation in a melody drawn from the green hymnals scattered throughout the pew backs.

    American Grace

  • An austere, white-haired man in a black robe strode into the room and climbed the steps of his platform.

    Brooklyn Story

  • It took me back to the rickety old stairs I once climbed to reach a dusty garret, home to a wise, white-haired bookseller who sold it to me.

    Housman, Barth and Harvard Square

  • It took me back to the rickety old stairs I once climbed to reach a dusty garret, home to a wise, white-haired bookseller who sold it to me.

    2009 July | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • I had fallen in love with a white-haired Irishman, and had decided to marry the guy.

    Gloria Steinem... the Icon, the Girlfriend

  • He was referring to the security guard, Frederico Thatcher, a white-haired man in his sixties wearing a brass badge.

    Brooklyn Story

  • Dobbs is another old, white-haired, suit-wearing, millionaire, white-guy who thinks he knows better than the poor and unwashed masses.

    Fueling speculation, Dobbs appears to soften on key issue

  • A white-haired, stooped woman acknowledged Father Rinaldi as she shuffled up a side aisle and he nodded toward her before continuing.

    Brooklyn Story

  • He's an old white-haired disgruntled Republican who has become worthless .... now he's singing show tunes.

    Hatch's holiday hit

  • Along with a dozen or so other Paul volunteers, the lanky, white-haired Mr. Leahy has spent much of the past month drumming up support for Mr. Paul from a cavernous storefront headquarters the group acquired on Fairfield's main square.

    Meditators Back Paul for Peace

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