octogenarian

Part of speech: adjective

Being eighty or from eighty to ninety years of age.

Part of speech: noun

A person of between eighty and ninety years.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Arthur Train.