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 a.  gray or white with or as if with age; covered with grayish hair
Classic Sentence:
1  They continued to hurry him along, travelling at a very rapid rate, until, at the end of an avenue of huge trees, arose Torquilstone, now the hoary and ancient castle of Reginald Front-de-Boeuf.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
2  I will give the hoary bigot no advantage over me; and for Rebecca, she hath not merited at my hand that I should expose rank and honour for her sake.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
3  Charon, the dread ferryman, guards these flowing streams, ragged and awful, his chin covered with untrimmed masses of hoary hair, and his glassy eyes aflame; his soiled raiment hangs knotted from his shoulders.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK SIXTH
4  All hearts sink; Latinus goes with torn raiment, in dismay at his wife's doom and his city's downfall, defiling his hoary hair with soilure of sprinkled dust.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK TWELFTH
5  Speak, thou vast and venerable head," muttered Ahab, "which, though ungarnished with a beard, yet here and there lookest hoary with mosses; speak, mighty head, and tell us the secret thing that is in thee.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 70. The Sphynx.
6  On the one hand was a sacred grave, on the other hoary locks.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  The man was hoary and wrinkled when he was 70.
2  You may now compose your hoary hosannas to this breakthrough for humankind -- or, at least, something that seems kind of human.