How to use Old-men in a sentence
In 1513 Juan Ponce de Leon (c. 1 4 60-1521), who had been with Christopher Columbus on his second voyage and had later been governor of Porto Rico, obtained a royal grant authorizing him to discover and settle " Bimini," - a fabulous island believed to contain a marvellous fountain or spring whose waters would restore to old men their youth or at least had wonderful curative powers.
A relic of pre-Reformation times, these old men still figure in the accounts of English cathedrals.
Able-bodied blacks were enlisted in the army, and the women, children and old men were settled in large camps on confiscated Southern property, where they were cared for alternately by the war department and by the treasury department until the organization of the Freedmen's Bureau.
He was one of the earliest of English parliamentary orators; his speeches greatly impressed his contemporaries, and in a later generation, as Macaulay observes, they were "a favourite theme of old men who lived to see the conflicts of Walpole and Pulteney."
Not by my consciousness, but by knowing the bodies of others - of babies on the one hand, and of old men on the other hand.Advertisement
These stages are applicable to females except as regards the plank bed; youths under sixteen and old men above sixty are also allowed mattresses.
He revived the name Ch'ao-Hsien, changed the capital from Song-do to Seoul, organized an administrative system, which with some modifications continued till 1895, and exists partially still, carried out vigorous reforms, disestablished Buddhism, made merit in Chinese literary examinations the basis of appointment to office, made Confucianism the state religion, abolished human sacrifices and the burying of old men alive, and introduced that Confucian system of education, polity, and social order which has dominated Korea for five centuries.
The carnage of the Terror spread far beyond the clergy and the nobility, beyond even the middle class, for peasants and artisans were among the victims. It spread far beyond those who could conspire or rebel, for bedridden old men and women and young boys and girls were often sacrificed.
The Romans had no historical explanation of these curious rites, and neither the theories of their scholars nor the beliefs of the common people, who fancied that the puppets were substitutes for old men who used at one time to be sacrificed to the river, are worth serious consideration.
Dean spotted three of the old men gathered at their usual table for their morning repast of caffeine and cake and gossip.Advertisement
Many old men do wear no beards at all.
But wait -- I'm in a dark wood den filled with old men smoking pipes and playing cribbage.
In a little dark den behind a poultry store I was sketching some of the old men at study.
Traveling back to the airport in a van with a whole platoon of the grumpy old men I found he had stirred UKIP too.
Our unit also in effect took over management of the brewery in Hamelin; the old men left to run it were getting senile.Advertisement
This book he composed from the dictation of old men such as Odd Kolsson, from the genealogical poems, and from the various dirges, battle-songs and eulogia of the poets.
Find all the old men that live on the mountains or in the flat country around, and command them to appear before me one week from to-day.
On the day appointed, forty gray- bearded, honest old men stood before the caliph.
Most of the old men answered that they did not know of any such person.
This young man, of whom I spoke to you last summer, is so noble-minded and full of that real youthfulness which one seldom finds nowadays among our old men of twenty and, particularly, he is so frank and has so much heart.Advertisement
I can't bear those old men!
Some of the most important old men were the center of groups which even strangers approached respectfully to hear the voices of well-known men.
Often seeing the success she had with young and old men and women Pierre could not understand why he did not love her.
The Mason cleared his throat huskily, as old men do, and called his servant.
When they went into the drawing room where coffee was served, the old men sat together.Advertisement
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.
It's as the old men have decided--there's too many of you giving orders.
How could five old men tottering away to their final resting place be enthusiastic on the reception of a stranger?
No Country for Old Men won four Oscars and received 83 other film industry awards.
Brolin showed up on the set of No Country for Old Men with a broken collar bone due to a motorcycle accident.