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 Meanings and Examples of ELDERLY
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elderly
 a.  somewhat old; advanced beyond middle age
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The same afternoon brought a grey-headed, seedy visitor, looking like a Jew pedlar, who appeared to me to be much excited, and who was closely followed by a slip-shod elderly woman.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  "There can't be any number of Injuns here," said the elderly man who appeared to be in command.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
3  A well-dressed, elderly servant opened the door.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
4  Mr. Bounderby being a bachelor, an elderly lady presided over his establishment, in consideration of a certain annual stipend.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
5  But the housekeeper had served Sir Geoffrey for many years, and the dried-up, elderly, superlatively correct female you could hardly call her a parlour-maid, or even a woman.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
6  'I haven't the faintest idea, but something, I suppose,' said the elderly lady.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
7  Winter was an elderly gentleman now, wealthy, one of the wealthy coal-owners who had had their hey-day in King Edward's time.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
8  The elderly female was a woman of wisdom and experience; she knew what was good for children; and she had a very accurate perception of what was good for herself.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
9  This led to a more friendly and confidential dialogue; from which Oliver discovered that his friend's name was Jack Dawkins, and that he was a peculiar pet and protege of the elderly gentleman before mentioned.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
10  The servant soon returned, to beg that she would walk upstairs; and following him into an upper room, Miss Maylie was presented to an elderly gentleman of benevolent appearance, in a bottle-green coat.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
11  The door of Briony Lodge was open, and an elderly woman stood upon the steps.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
12  I had called upon my friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, one day in the autumn of last year and found him in deep conversation with a very stout, florid-faced, elderly gentleman with fiery red hair.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
13  An elderly man with a red face and shaking limbs came staggering out at a side door.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
14  The man was elderly and infirm.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Problem
15  He is an elderly man, red-faced, white-haired, and choleric.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
Example Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
16  It was a strange conjunction — the prim serious young Queen and the elderly, cynical Whig.
17  An elderly cousin had left her a small legacy.
18  Some elderly people suffer from iron deficiency in their diet.
19  The elderly generally need far less rest than the young, and tend to sleep in several short stretches.
20  An elderly man from Hull has confounded doctors by recovering after he was officially declared dead.
21  Supplying daycare services for the elderly is a business that is certain to continue to grow in the coming decades.
22  Experts believe the elderly creature, that weighed a hundred and fifty kilograms, was once the personal pet of the British naturalist, Charles Darwin.
23  Since e-bikes have been added to the mix, the term granny-pace has a whole new meaning as riders -often the elderly or parents ferrying children- overtake young racers without breaking a sweat.
24  African tribal societies were traditionally ruled by a council of elders.
25  As children, we were taught not to argue with our elders and betters.
26  One common Chinese notion is that the elders ought to be respected.
27  The elders were responsible for the proper conduct of community life.
28  The children in our family are always respectful to their elders.
29  They discussed important issues in imitation of their elders.
30  You should listen to the advice of your elders.