old boy

Definitions

  • Good-bye Al, Old Boy
    Good-bye Al, Old Boy
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n old boy a vivacious elderly man
    • n old boy a former male pupil of a school
    • n old boy a familiar term of address for a man
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Methuselah lived to be 969 years old . You boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime.”
  • Gypsy Smith
    Gypsy Smith
    “You save an old man and you save a unit; but save a boy, and you save a multiplication table.”
  • Philip Roth
    Philip%20Roth
    “A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die!”

Usage

In literature:

His widow is a dear old soul, and always makes a special pet of the boy who wins the Fraser.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The old man loved the boy and was kind to him.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
One day he asked old Adam Heath for a chew of tobacco, so old Adam whipped him, and the boy ran away.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
But I say, old boys, how 'bout the grog?
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
On the other hand, he worked with them; and the boys, as they grew old enough, were taught to work with them, too.
"Boy Life" by William Dean Howells
The poor old boy found it, and gave the job over to the doctor here, along with those title-deeds.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
One of the boys found the old man who is now dead being attacked by a younger man.
"The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers" by Claude A. Labelle
It was Farmer Brown's boy coming straight over toward the dear Old Briar-patch.
"The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse" by Thornton W. Burgess
The preacher was talking again; the old, old story of the Prodigal Son and how God's arms are always ready to take in a mother's lost boy.
"The Transformation of Job" by Frederick Vining Fisher
Say, I bet the old boy isn't laughing at us or anything just now.
"The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice" by Allen Chapman
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In poetry:

“Oh, she is weary, and sad, and old,"
The little page boy replied;
But Dermod strode through the startled guests,
And stood by his own love's side.
"The Woman Who Went To Hell [An Irish Legend]" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
And Winter's frosts had proved unkind,
With darkest gloom and deadliest cold;
A time which will be brought to mind,
And talked of, when our boys are old.
"Isle Of Wight--Spring, 1891" by Horace Smith
Boys who will not grow old,
Peach cheek and hair of gold,
Smile and are flown;
You will come back again,
In the darkness and the rain,
In the dusk, in the dawn.
"The Boys Of The House: For Valentine and Hubert Blake" by Katharine Tynan
Old Santa Claus is up-to-date,
And hereafter, rumors say,
He'll come with his pack of glittering toys,
And visit the homes of girls and boys,
In a new reindeerless sleigh.
"A Modern Invention" by Carolyn Wells
Believe me, together
The bright gods come ever,
Still as of old;
Scarce see I Bacchus, the giver of joy,
Than comes up fair Eros, the laugh-loving boy,
And Phoebus, the stately, behold!
"Dithyramb" by Friedrich von Schiller
Then the old man started his tale to tell—
Of his boy in the trenches —the nights of hell!
And then —to come back (it was no surprise)
To the lure of the wine —and sparkling eyes!
"The Prodigal Son (or The Morning After!)" by T W Connor

In news:

Starving of 8-year-old boy ' egregious '.
Is a 7-year-old boy with a history of bedwetting.
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested following a string of sexual assaults that have left residents.
A 7-year-old boy took his tooth fairy earnings all the way to the bank.
A 16-year-old boy in Rockland County was rescued after falling 30 feet down a ventilation shaft.
There, Henrichs met a 9-year-old boy named Daniel who suffered from leukemia.
An eight and ten-year-old boy were plucked out of the rough waters just two miles south of the Rockway Inlet.
In London a 4-year-old boy accidentally flushed a puppy down a toilet during a bath.
Lion Swipes at 1-Year-Old Boy.
Funeral services were held today for the 14 year old boy.
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection to a series of animal attacks that left a Fairfax County community on edge.
A 16-year-old boy finds the gun brandished in a July 8 gang fight at Lake Samish Park when he steps on it.
The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office says two 16-year-old boys were swimming at the park when one teenager stepped on the gun as he was coming ashore.
The longtime voice of Elmo has been accused of having a relationship at one time with a 16-year-old boy.
A 12 year old boy who quit his football team over wearing a pink glove in support of his mother is back on the team.
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In science:

Onset of speech after left hemispherectomy in a nine-year-old boy.
Establishing, versus Maintaining, Brain Function: A Neuro-computational Model of Cortical Reorganization after Injury to the Immature Brain
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