Part of speech: adjective

Somewhat old.

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Usage examples "elderly":

  1. No one took any notice of Raphael as the boat passed, except the elderly lady's companion, a poor old maid of noble family, who bowed to him, and whom it seemed to him that he saw for the first time. - "The Magic Skin", Honore de Balzac.
  2. The two elderly women who stood there looked like captives. - "A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches", Sarah Orne Jewett.
  3. They did, and Gerald begged the elderly Ugly- Wugly to retire among the bushes with Jimmy; because, said he, I think the poor bailiff's coming round, and it might upset him to see strangers- and Jimmy'll keep you company. - "The Enchanted Castle", E. Nesbit.