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hoary
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Moby Dick
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  • Leviathan maketh a path to shine after him; One would think the deep to be hoary.
  • "Speak, thou vast and venerable head," muttered Ahab, "which, though ungarnished with a beard, yet here and there lookest hoary with mosses; speak, mighty head, and tell us the secret thing that is in thee.

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  • A supermarket deli tray full of hoary carrots and gnarled celery and a semeny dip sits untouched on a coffee table, cigarettes littered throughout like bonus vegetable sticks.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • While the cliche "what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger" had been echoing in my brain over the almost six years of waiting, I had to consider the truth it offers, like most hoary, oft-repeated ideas.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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