|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations|
|Section VI. Time|
| 2. Time with reference to a particular Period|
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|NOUN:||AGE; oldness &c. adj.; old age, advanced age; senility, senescence; years, anility, gray hairs, climacteric, grand climacteric, declining years, decrepitude, hoary age, caducity [rare], eld [archaic], superannuation; second childhood, childishness; dotage; vale of years, decline of life, senectitude [rare], sear and yellow leaf [Macbeth]; threescore years and ten; green old age, ripe age; longevity; time of life.|
SENIORITY, eldership; elders (veteran) [See Veteran]; firstling; doyen [F.], dean, father; primogeniture.
[SCIENCE OF OLD AGE.] nostology; gerocomy [med.].
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|VERB:||BE AGED &c. adj.; grow old, get old &c. adj.; age; decline, wane; senesce [rare].|
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|ADJECTIVE:||AGED; old [See Oldness]; elderly, eldern [archaic], senile; matronly, anile; in years; ripe, mellow, run to seed, declining, waning, past ones prime; gray, grayheaded; hoar, hoary; venerable, time-worn, antiquated, passé [F.], effete, decrepit, superannuated; advanced in life, advanced in years; stricken in years; wrinkled, marked with the crows foot; having one foot in the grave; doting (imbecile) [See Imbecility. Folly]; like the last of pea time.|
years old; of a certain age, no chicken [colloq.], old as Methuselah; ancestral; patriarchal (ancient) [See Oldness]; gerontic.
OLDER, elder, oldest, eldest; senior; firstborn.
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- Give me a staff of honor for my age.Titus Andronicus
- Bis pueri senes.
- Peu de gens savent être vieux.
- Plenus annis abiit plenus honoribus.Pliny the Younger
- Old age is creeping on apace.Byron
- Slow-consuming age.Gray
- The hoary head is a crown of glory.Proverbs xvi, 31
- The silver livery of advised age.II Henry VI
- To grow old gracefully.
- To vanish in the chinks that Time has made.Rogers