Still England has been some weeks in the dismal strait of having no pilot (as was well observed by Sir Leicester Dedlock) to weather the storm; and the marvellous part of the matter is that England has not appeared to care very much about it, but has gone on eating and drinking and marrying and giving in marriage as the old world did in the days before the flood.
There are no more uses of "Old World" in the book.
Show samples from other sources
You got a problem with an Old World Umber patois?
Neal Shusterman -- Unwind
If we had been back in the old world, in the World Before, I would have called an ambulance despite the fact that he had attacked my mom.