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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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Spell check of elderly

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Correct spelling:
elderly
Definition:
advanced in years; (` aged' is pronounced as two syllables); " aged members of the society"; " elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper"; " senior citizen"

Synonyms:

adjective
aged
aged, ancient, durable, geriatric, mature, matured, octogenarian, old, ripe, superannuated, timeworn, venerable, vintage, creaky, oldie, senescent, creakier, ageold, been around, worse for wear.
in old age
aged, aging, ancient, declining, gray, hoary, old, olden, retired, tired, venerable, no spring chicken, been around, long in tooth, lot of mileage, on last leg, over the hill.
old
antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, grizzled, paleolithic, primeval, primitive, primordial, veteran, aged, ancient, geriatric, gray-haired, old, oldish, venerable, along in years, broken down, in firm, not young, past one's prime.
over-the-hill
over the hill.
adverb
oldly
anciently, archaically, venerably.
adverb
oldly
anciently, archaically, venerably.
noun
elderly
aged, old, older, senior.
verb
aging
aging, retired.
Examples of usage:
  1. Almost at the same moment she saw another little group- of elderly men, mostly- open out at one corner of the room near her; and the next thing she knew was that Sir George's keen eyes had caught sight of her. – The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols by William Black
  2. He woke wide awake, as elderly people will, and looked round him. – A Very Naughty Girl by L. T. Meade
  3. " There, you know him of course," he said, as an elderly, soldier- like looking man with a star passed them. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  4. I got turned off because I'm getting elderly. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  5. Alma felt young and guilty as she met a stout, elderly woman on the stairs, as she went up with Nono. – The Golden House by Mrs. Woods Baker

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