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She didn't mention how old her children were.
'How old are you?' 'I'm 5 years old.'
He's not old enough to see this film.
Aren't you too old to play with dolls?
A lot of old people live alone.
Trees are the oldest living things on the planet.
I hope I'll still be able to play golf when I get old.
There's an old belief that animals can predict earthquakes.
Her sewing machine's really old – it was her mother's.
'Thy' is an old way of saying 'your'.
Look at all these old machines!
This is the British English definition of old. View American English definition of old.
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