old person


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n old person an elderly person
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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time.”
  • Quincy Jones
    Quincy Jones
    “Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.”


In literature:

And did not Essex's personal reflection on Queen Elizabeth, that she was old and crooked, contribute more to his ruin than his treason?
"Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Old Mrs. Carr belonged, in a degree, to this order of persons.
"Mercy Philbrick's Choice" by Helen Hunt Jackson
Under the old system, the average of letters mailed was annually only four to each person.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume X" by John Lord
One might suppose that Carlyle would have been unhappy to alienate so many persons, especially old admirers.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
Mark Tapley was the first person old Martin invited to see him.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
She had began to realise the fact that she was an old woman; that for her all personal interest in life was nearly over.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
Neither women, old men, children, nor infirm persons were exempted.
"Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period" by Paul Lacroix
Persons of all sexes, young and old, whom we meet in the road, were repeating their prayers audibly.
"Letters of a Traveller" by William Cullen Bryant
An old maid may be in herself a very useful and commendable person and a valuable member of society; many are all this.
"Debate On Woman Suffrage In The Senate Of The United States," by Henry W. Blair, J.E. Brown, J.N. Dolph, G.G. Vest, Geo. F. Hoar.
Much of this is held in the memory of old persons, and will be lost if not gleaned up and preserved in the shape of narratives.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

In poetry:

I only find him at the last,
On one old hill where nod
Golgotha's ghastly trinity--
Three persons and one god.
"The Happy Man" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
There was an Old Person of Dutton,
Whose head was as small as a button,
So, to make it look big,
He purchased a wig,
And rapidly rushed about Dutton.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person of Dutton" by Edward Lear
There was an Old Person of Rhodes,
Who strongly objected to toads;
He paid several cousins,
To catch them by the dozens,
That futile Old Person of Rhodes.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person of Rhodes" by Edward Lear
There was an Old Person of Rheims,
Who was troubled with horrible dreams;
So, to keep him awake
They fed him on cake,
Which amused that Old Person of Rheims.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person of Rheims" by Edward Lear
There was an Old Person of Buda,
Whose conduct grew ruder and ruder;
Till at last, with a hammer,
They silenced his clamour,
By smashing that Person of Buda.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person of Buda" by Edward Lear
There was an Old Person in Black,
A Grasshopper jumped on his back;
When it chirped in his ear,
He was smitten with fear,
That helpless Old Person in Black.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person in Black" by Edward Lear

In news:

Persons younger than 18 years old.
The self-employed 33-year-old personal trainer and father of a 3-year-old daughter told me frustration led him to run.
My personal passion for all things Abe began during a family trip to Springfield, Illinois when I was 8 years old.
A local pastor's recent sermons on dealing with painful memories has prompted 79-year-old Eugene Aufderhar of Princeton to now make public a deeply personal story that began three decades ago.
Missouri Lottery officials on Wednesday announced 51-year-old Bill Gano of Memphis is the 351st person to become a millionaire through the state's lottery .
He says she was in Old Forge overnight with a person police and prosecutors are now referring to as a 'witness' to the shooting.
McAfee, 67, has been identified as a "person of interest" in the killing of his neighbor, 52-year-old Gregory Faull.
"Only On The Web": Steve Hartman previews tonight's "Assignment America" piece about a 7-year-old mountaineer who dreams of being the youngest person to climb Mt Kilimanjaro.
A 60-year-old man died and a person of interest is hospitalized after a shooting in northwest Missouri.
A 4-year- old boy was shot by a stray bullet during a Saturday night shooting that injured a second person outside the child's home, DC police said.
"Doug is the first person I mention to anybody in my circle," says Steve Coleman, referring to the 69-year-old drummer-composer Doug Hammond.
I didn't attend the game in person and didn't wear my trusty old cheesehead hat for every play.
When the 31-year old was caught walking out of an East Naples, Florida supermarket with four steaks stuffed down his pants he also had two candles hidden on his person, suggesting he was trying to put together a romantic dinner on the cheap.
You could call Alan Palomo, the 23-year-old mastermind behind atmospheric synth-pop outfit Neon Indian, a detail-oriented person.
There is an old adage that says that a person is worth what someone is willing to pay them.

In science:

Reid, Twenty five years of 3-folds—an old person’s view, in Explicit Birational Geometry of 3-Folds, London Math.
Zariski decomposition: a new (old) chapter of linear algebra
This variable records the fact that a person is over 21 years old or under 20 years old.
Testing means from sampling populations with undefined labels
While this evidence that Ω = 1 is still not compelling, and the arguments for a large Hubble parameter and an old universe do point toward smaller Ω, I personally am persuaded that it is likely that Ω = 1.
Particle Astrophysics after COBE: Blois92 Summary Talk
Although many investigations of the personal income distribution have been performed, data sets are all old.
Universal Structure of the Personal Income Distribution
As a personal anecdote: one of us (NL) recalls being about 8 years old and seeing city workers fixing a sidewalk approximately 100m down the street where he lived.
Physics Magic