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Synonyms for old

customary

Synonyms for old

existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time

far along in life or time

belonging to, existing, or occurring in times long past

skilled or knowledgeable through long practice

Synonyms for old

past times (especially in the phrase 'in days of old')

(used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age

of long duration

(used for emphasis) very familiar

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skilled through long experience

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belonging to some prior time

(used informally especially for emphasis)

of a very early stage in development

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just preceding something else in time or order

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References in classic literature ?
The old lady, who was much less deaf on this subject than on any other, replied in the affirmative.
Miller, who, not being quite so much absorbed as he ought to have been, contrived to commit various high crimes and misdemeanours, which excited the wrath of the fat gentleman to a very great extent, and called forth the good-humour of the old lady in a proportionate degree.
Yes, can't you remember when we were very little,' said the old seaman, 'and ran and played about?
I remember it well,' said the old woman; 'I remember it quite well.
Well, I have had some today already," said the old man, obviously accepting the invitation with pleasure.
Over their tea Levin heard all about the old man's farming.
There was no longer any remembrance of why the "veast" had been instituted, but nevertheless it had a pleasant and almost sacred character of its own; for it was then that all the children of the village, wherever they were scattered, tried to get home for a holiday to visit their fathers and mothers and friends, bringing with them their wages or some little gift from up the country for the old folk.
No one in the village enjoyed the approach of "veast day" more than Tom, in the year in which he was taken under old Benjy's tutelage.
Deep in the chimney-corner, like a witch in a dark cavern, sat a little old woman, mending one of the two pairs of stockings wherewith Peter Goldthwaite kept his toes from being frostbitten.
There's a dirty old man described in this book that is a little like me.
The old gentleman laughed, and the little boy looked up eagerly.
With the stern old prince and the gentle, timid Princess Mary, though he had scarcely known them, Pierre at once felt like an old friend.
He had a patron who in a certain sumptuous way--an apologetic way, as if he constantly took an admiring audience to witness that he really could not help being more free with this old fellow than they might have expected, on account of his simplicity and poverty--was mightily good to him.
The old lady made a respectful inclination of the head, which seemed to say that she thought the doctor was a very clever man.
The place through which he made his way at leisure was one of those receptacles for old and curious things which seem to crouch in odd corners of this town and to hide their musty treasures from the public eye in jealousy and distrust.