Usage examples for senile

  1. Go back and tell her, the old man is not yet senile and imbecile; and that the years have only hardened his heart. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  2. He's about twenty- six, if you choose to call that senile. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  3. In 1908 some two hundred poor folks frequented the ambulance, nearly six kilogrammes of quinine being gratuitously distributed; not one of the natives of the place was attacked by the disease; and there was a single death- an old woman of eighty, who succumbed to senile decay. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  4. The tragedy of ambition is limited to the story of a murderer who sees a ghost; and the tragedy of ingratitude is joined to a relation of senile folly, crime, and the humors of Tom of Bedlam. – Tragedy by Ashley H. Thorndike
  5. Its trunk divides at eight feet from the ground into many branches which make a round head whose ancient, twigs are hoary with lichens and seem to be in the last stages of senile debility. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  6. Scott, and, as I am told, the whole senile military council, opposed McDowell's plan as being too bold. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  7. To be charitable, it is senile decay. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  8. He bewailed the loss of his automobile that had perished of senile decay at Aix- en- Provence. – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  9. He climbed into the cart with a little senile joke about the stiffness of his aged limbs. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  10. If, in some paroxysm of senile folly, I should fall in love to- morrow, I shall still try and think I have acquired the fee- simple of my charmer's heart;- not that I am only a tenant, on a short lease, of an old battered furnished apartment, where the dingy old wine- glasses have been clouded by scores of pairs of lips, and the tumbled old sofas are muddy with the last lodger's boots. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  11. And then, in an access of senile rage that shook him like a leaf in the wind: I said you were suspended- you are discharged, sir- here and now! – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  12. And his senile voice shrilled in a laugh. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  13. Forty- three may not be senile, but would you call it ideal? – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope