Usage examples for olde

  1. There we had to stop and look at " Ye Olde Gaol," because it's the very oldest building of the American Commonwealth. – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  2. Olde Mr. Milton joyns not these Parties. – Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary by Anne Manning
  3. Till the Child is olde enough to know her owne Mind. – Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary by Anne Manning
  4. My Liege, olde Gaunt commends him to your Maiestie Rich. – Richard-II by Shakespeare, William
  5. Tragedie is to seyn a certeyn storie, As olde bokes maken us memorie, Of him that stood in greet prosperitee And is y- fallen out of heigh degree Into miserie, and endeth wrecchedly. – Tragedy by Ashley H. Thorndike
  6. Subduynge the furour of youthes wylfulnes But shamefastnes trouth constance and probyte Both yonge and olde bryngeth to great dignyte. – The Ship of Fools, Volume 1 by Sebastian Brandt
  7. Suspicion was too lightly entertained against " every poore and peevish olde Creature." – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  8. Among others came in before him an olde man with a white head, and one that was thought to be little lesse than an hundereth yeares olde. – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  9. This sophisticated, big- city dish, also called a Buck Rabbit, was the making of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street, where Dr. Johnson later presided. – The Complete Book of Cheese by Robert Carlton Brown
  10. But there be some that looke that chyldren shulde strayghtwaye become olde men, hauyng no regarde of their age, but measure the tender wittes, by theyr owne strengthe. – The Education of Children by Desiderius Erasmus
  11. This is the entry recording the passing of the Prince's widow- Oct 13, 1545, my Lady Agnes, olde Dutchesse Norf. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  12. In the olde time, whosoeuer was allowed to vndoe his Ladies girdle, he might lie with her all night: wherfore the taking of a womans maydenhead away, was said to vndoo her girdle. – The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham
  13. Verely I can see nothyng although some man woulde saye an olde horse. – A Very Pleasaunt & Fruitful Diologe Called the Epicure by Desiderius Erasmus
  14. Furthermore howe fewe haue we seene whych haue had good successe in lernynge the tonges when they were olde? – The Education of Children by Desiderius Erasmus
  15. Some of their idols were an olde sticke with two or three notches, made with a knife in it. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  16. Since daily both new wordes are invented; and bookes still found, that make a new supplie of olde. – Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592 by Arthur Acheson