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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.
"'I remember it well,' said the old woman; 'I remember it quite well.
" 'And their children also have children,' said the old sailor; 'yes, those are our grand-children, full of strength and vigor.
Over their tea Levin heard all about the old man's farming.
"Thank you," said the old man, and he took the glass, but refused sugar, pointing to a lump he had left.
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.
Past the old church, and down the footpath, pottered the old man and the child hand-in-hand early on the afternoon of the day before the feast, and wandered all round the ground, which was already being occupied by the "cheap Jacks," with their green- covered carts and marvellous assortment of wares; and the booths of more legitimate small traders, with their tempting arrays of fairings and eatables; and penny peep-shows and other shows, containing pink-eyed ladies, and dwarfs, and boa-constrictors, and wild Indians.
"I am tired to death of living in this cold, dark, windy, smoky, creaking, groaning, dismal old house.
When he had done, Old Sharon suddenly opened his eyes.
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.
It seemed as if there were moments when he could by no means have sworn but that the old man was an ancient retainer of his, who had been meritoriously faithful.
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 old man kissed her, then turning to me and begging me to walk in, I did so.