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 Meanings and Examples of ELDERS
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
elderly
 a.  somewhat old; advanced beyond middle age
elder
 n.  any of various church officers
 n.  a person who is older than you are
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The elders of the flocks continually led stealthy advances into the front yard, lured on by the green of the grass and the luscious promise of the cape jessamine buds and the zinnia beds.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  Scarlett and Melanie thought of this, but bred to politeness to their elders, refrained from remarking on the matter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  Shoulder to shoulder with their elders came the young boys, none of them looking over sixteen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
4  These girls who had come to maturity since the surrender had only childish memories of the war and lacked the bitterness that animated their elders.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
5  They all loved her but they thought her the sweetest, most pliable of young women, deferential to her elders and without any opinions of her own.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
6  As a result, Bonnie interrupted her elders whenever she pleased and contradicted her father and put him in his place.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX
7  She hoped that the wise elders might be so tolerant as to listen to her suggestions about changing the shelving of the juveniles.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
8  Hugh learned that the pile was the hiding-place of Injuns; he went gunning for them while the elders talked of uninteresting things.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
9  I became somewhat embarrassed, for I was used to being taken for granted by my elders.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: III
10  She seemed to think that my elders withheld helpful information, and that from me she might get valuable secrets.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVII
11  That is what their elders are always forgetting.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VIII
12  I knew it would be useless to acquaint my elders with any such plan.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
13  Down there, on the lower shelf of the bank, I saw Antonia, seated alone under the pagoda-like elders.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
14  We have done that already, Constantine Thedorovitch, and our elders' opinion is: 'There is no need for further talk.'
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
15  The elders began talking about Bonaparte.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
1  African tribal societies were traditionally ruled by a council of elders.
2  As children, we were taught not to argue with our elders and betters.
3  One common Chinese notion is that the elders ought to be respected.
4  The elders were responsible for the proper conduct of community life.
5  The children in our family are always respectful to their elders.
6  They discussed important issues in imitation of their elders.
7  You should listen to the advice of your elders.
8  Listen to the counsel of your elders.
9  The paper calls for an urgent shake-up in the system for looking after the elderly.
10  The study showed a deep fear among the elderly of being abandoned to the care of strangers.
11  Some people looking after elderly parents have trouble with the role reversal involved.
12  Many elderly people continue to have satisfying sexual relationships.
13  It is generally accepted among the elderly people the chastity before marriage is still demanded.
14  This group is chiefly made up of elderly people.
15  Without help, many elderly people would be left isolated.