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superannuation

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Definition a monthly payment made to someone who is retired from work;
or: the property of being out of date and not current;
or: the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)
  • The talk of setting aside a corner of the pasture for superannuated animals had long since been dropped.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
superannuated = retired
  • Now that the small field beyond the orchard had been set aside for barley, it was rumored that a corner of the large pasture was to be fenced off and turned into a grazing-ground for superannuated animals.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • superannuated = retired
  • On the other side of the house, the superannuated extension ladder broke in half.
    Louise Erdrich  --  The Leap
  • Those officers whose bodies and minds have grown old in peace, are removed, or superannuated, or they die.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • They would have to meet now, year after year, until one of their husbands was superannuated.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • 'This isn't the first time you've talked about superannuating me; but, if you please, we'll make it the last, and drop the subject for evermore.'
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • So, stifling a natural regret at the thought of the home comforts he would leave behind him, he said stoutly, "Bless your soul, I'm not superannuated yet.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • However, this quarter, which had a superannuated rather than an antique air, was tending even then to transformation.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The Mexican government was able to seize nothing but a few wooden cars and one superannuated locomotive.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He had been in the house for six weeks, and had not as yet attempted to slap him on the back, or address him as "old boy," or try to make him feel a superannuated fossil.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • The living body of religion has been bound down to the dead corpse of superannuated polity: cut but the bonds which restrain it, and that which is alive will rise once more.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • This was probably the only kind of operation which could save him from superannuation, and it was just the kind of thing that was big enough for London to want to take over for itself.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • The above, appearing in a publication now long ago superannuated and forgotten, is all that hitherto has stood in human record to attest what manner of men respectively were John Claggart and Billy Budd.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • I have known a great deal of the trouble of annuities; for my mother was clogged with the payment of three to old superannuated servants by my father's will, and it is amazing how disagreeable she found it.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • When a man has served his country long and usefully, there should be a better reason for dismissing him from office when he is too old to start a new occupation to support himself than the imaginary danger of a superannuated bench.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • There was a black barge, or some other kind of superannuated boat, not far off, high and dry on the ground, with an iron funnel sticking out of it for a chimney and smoking very cosily; but nothing else in the way of a habitation that was visible to me.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Francis, my third (nine), one and sixpence halfpenny; Felix, my fourth (seven), eightpence to the Superannuated Widows; Alfred, my youngest (five), has voluntarily enrolled himself in the Infant Bonds of Joy, and is pledged never, through life, to use tobacco in any form.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The trapper made a sign that he perfectly understood the case; and he walked towards the superannuated savage, who began to manifest an intention of commencing his assigned task, leaving the bee-hunter to recover the use of his limbs as well as he could, and to put Middleton in a similar situation to defend himself.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • "When I had more control I did what I could—sold off the two and a half animals, and the mangy pony, and the superannuated tools; pulled down the outhouses; drained; thinned out I don't know how many guelder-roses and elder-trees; and inside the house I turned the old kitchen into a hall, and made a kitchen behind where the dairy was.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Still, he carried himself with martial erectness, had his clothes scrupulously brushed, and his trousers tightly strapped; and on the Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, when he came to Tom, he was always inspired with gin and old memories, which gave him an exceptionally spirited air, as of a superannuated charger who hears the drum.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss

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