What does the word octogenarian mean?

Usage examples for octogenarian

  1. Would you like to know in what terms an honourable chevalier of Saint- Louis, an octogenarian, a great antagonist of " demagogues," and a partisan of yours, cast his vote for you on the 20th of December? – Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo
  2. But Peter Ernest, when his son was not there to superintend his operations, was nothing but a testy octogenarian, while the two together were not equal to the little finger of Farnese, whom Philip would have displaced, had he not fortunately died. – History of the United Netherlands, 1594 by John Lothrop Motley
  3. The old man- an apostolic looking octogenarian- is sitting right over there where the jury can see him. – Courts and Criminals by Arthur Train
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