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  • past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • just preceding something else in time or order
    • the previous owner
    • my old house was larger
  • of a very early stage in development
    • Old English is also called Anglo Saxon
    • Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century
  • (used informally especially for emphasis)
    • a real honest-to-god live cowboy
    • had us a high old time
    • went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel
  • belonging to some prior time
    • erstwhile friend
    • our former glory
    • the once capital of the state
    • her quondam lover
  • skilled through long experience
    • an old offender
    • the older soldiers
  • (used for emphasis) very familiar
    • good old boy
    • same old story
  • of long duration; not new
    • old tradition
    • old house
    • old wine
    • old country
    • old friendships
    • old money
  • (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?
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