He was a very little boy, but before he was three years old he could read quite well.
She was becoming a bitter old maid.
They would all get together and wash her old car, winding up in a gleeful water fight.
"There comes old Farmer Mossback," said one of the men, laughing.
What's the point of living to a ripe old age if you can't enjoy yourself?
Davis, don't you think you're a little old for her?
You and Fritz are both old enough to be her father.
I'll beat Old Prickly, all right.
When Aesop was about twenty years old his master lost a great deal of money and was obliged to sell his slaves.
In those days a little coloured girl, Martha Washington, the child of our cook, and Belle, an old setter, and a great hunter in her day, were my constant companions.
It shall be on your family's behalf that I'll start my apprenticeship as old maid.
She didn't like putting her mother's old China in the dishwasher.
Of course, Brandon was a little old for mama to be fussing over him.
The old Indian gripped Bordeaux's arm and nodded, his mouth working into a snaggletoothed grin.
The old woman spoke to one of the younger women.
This tendency to only be able to see new technology as an extension of the old is exactly the phenomena we have seen with the Internet.
Its old-fashioned garden was the paradise of my childhood.
Staring out the bay window at the old house, she abandoned her coffee cup on the window sill.
At ten years old, Jonathan was almost as tall as she was.
Six-month old Dandy nickered to his mother, but Casper was busy talking to Princess and Dawn.
At least at this point, the old house was paying for itself.
The car had been shut up long enough that it smelled of old upholstery.
The shed at Hugson's Siding was bare save for an old wooden bench, and did not look very inviting.
The old horse panted a little, and had to stop often to get his breath.
What's the matter with you, old man?
"Ha, ha!" chuckled the old cab-horse; "they're not 'Gurgles,' little maid; they're Gargoyles."
When Cyrus was twelve years old he went with his mother to Media to visit his grandfather.
On the morning of June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo by nineteen-year-old assassin Gavrilo Princip.
Belle, our dog, my other companion, was old and lazy and liked to sleep by the open fire rather than to romp with me.
I made a terrified noise that brought Viny, my old nurse, to the rescue.
When I was about five years old we moved from the little vine-covered house to a large new one.
The most vigorous attack came from an old acquaintance, a boston player who had always been well disposed toward him, Stepan Stepanovich Adraksin.
The crowd drew up to the large table, at which sat gray-haired or bald seventy-year-old magnates, uniformed and besashed almost all of whom Pierre had seen in their own homes with their buffoons, or playing boston at the clubs.
One of the old men nearest to him looked round, but his attention was immediately diverted by an exclamation at the other side of the table.
Old Rostov could not tell his wife of what had passed without tears, and at once consented to Petya's request and went himself to enter his name.
I'm old and weak and this is what you wanted.
Princess Mary noticed to her surprise that during this illness the old prince not only excluded her from his room, but did not admit Mademoiselle Bourienne either.
Princess Mary spent half of every day with little Nicholas, watching his lessons, teaching him Russian and music herself, and talking to Dessalles; the rest of the day she spent over her books, with her old nurse, or with "God's folk" who sometimes came by the back door to see her.
The chief reason Princess Mary did not realize the full significance of this war was that the old prince never spoke of it, did not recognize it, and laughed at Dessalles when he mentioned it at dinner.
All that July the old prince was exceedingly active and even animated.
To this letter the old prince had replied affectionately, and from that time had kept the Frenchwoman at a distance.
At dinner that day, on Dessalles' mentioning that the French were said to have already entered Vitebsk, the old prince remembered his son's letter.