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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

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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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said the old lady, after a short pause: 'it's all very fine, I dare say; but I can't hear him.
inquired the old lady of one of her granddaughters, in a very audible voice; for, like many deaf people, she never seemed to calculate on the possibility of other persons hearing what she said herself.
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.
in the outer room," answered the old man, bundling together the harness he had taken off, and flinging it on the ground.
Levin, getting his provisions out of his carriage, invited the old man to take tea with him.
I suppose that, on the whole, people were less worked then than they are now; at any rate, they seemed to have more time and energy for the old pastimes.
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.
The old prince went up to him and began to talk business.
Well, my boy," the old prince went on, addressing his son and patting Pierre on the shoulder.
The old vagabond was settled again in his armchair, with his dog in his lap, his pipe in his mouth, and his French novel in his hand; exhibiting exactly the picture of frowzy comfort which he had presented when his visitors first entered the room.
his plan was to take a noble lodging for the Plornishes and himself at a Tea Gardens, and live there all the rest of their lives, attended on by the waiter), and it was a special birthday of the old man.
Well, never you mind that, my dear,' said the old lady; 'that's got nothing to do with your broth; and it's full time you had it; for the doctor says Mr.
cried the old man interrupting me, 'I don't consider her
He wore the old Puritan dress, a dark cloak and a steeplecrowned hat, in the fashion of at least fifty years before, with a heavy sword upon his thigh, but a staff in his hand to assist the tremulous gait of age.