hoary hoary  /ˈhɔ ri/


  1. (adj) showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
  2. (adj) ancient
  3. (adj) covered with fine whitish hairs or down


  1. Such as actress Donna Reed's 1955 portrayal of Sacagawea in the hoary Hollywood classic, The Far Horizons.
  2. Able to look commanding and presidential even as she fielded niggling, hoary questions that bordered on the absurd.
  3. On crisp Tirolese evenings they all gathered in the hall of their mountain castle to sing and play hoary Latin masses and lusty Tirolese folk songs.


  • Album review: Alison Moyet's 'The Minutes'

    ????? Whether howling the hoary drama over the Yaz situation with Vince Clark in the early ’80s or reigning as queen of the major-label blousy belters in the decades since, Alison Moyet has never allowed any particular sonic arrangement to diminish the prominence of her inimitable pipes: not blues, not club bounce, not smoky standards. So when serial blip-pop-noodler Guy Sigsworth (Sia, Alanis ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly


  1. "I see they've got the hoary old beat up on single parents," Miss Clark said on TV One's Breakfast programme. "I've got one view on that - whatever we do with single parents we have got to be guided by what is in the best interest of the...
    on Aug 10, 2008 By: Helen Clark Source: The Dominion Post

  2. "Now, I will do whatever it takes to keep America safe. And there are going to be all sorts of hypotheticals [presumably, Tancredo's hoary ticking time bomb" fantasy] and emergency situations, and I will make that judgement at that time."...
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: Yahoo! News

  3. "I didn't read [Kuntzler's letter] carefully," Bugliosi told me. "But I went through it enough to see that he was regurgitating all the old hoary theories that even those in the mainstream community have rejected. He's not even reading...
    on Aug 3, 2007 By: Vincent Bugliosi Source: Los Angeles Times

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