the aged


: old people
providing help for the aged and the sick

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These include rebuilding that stretch of the aged seawall and raising it several feet in response to long-term forecasts of sea level rise. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Mar. 2023 For the first two films in the series, the aged mentor (played by Sylvester Stallone) of the boxing star Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) is an important figure in the narrative, a folksy sage passing down the lessons of an entire movie franchise. David Sims, The Atlantic, 2 Mar. 2023 Then two grandsons and, at the center, the aged mother—Ma, Mata ji, Amma. Anjum Hasan, The New York Review of Books, 2 Mar. 2023 The gunite pool liner blends nicely with the aged look of the pool house and patio. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 27 Feb. 2023 Along with uncommonly cold temperatures, the aged racing surface will be particularly prone to weeping — when moisture seeps through the cracks in a racetrack long after the rain. Greg Beacham,, 25 Feb. 2023

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“The aged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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