Usage examples for senile

  1. She discouraged if she didn't forbid the visits of male persons not senile: she said she could never be too careful. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. He's about twenty- six, if you choose to call that senile. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. While Braden was experimenting in London, this doddering, senile old gentleman of Washington Square began to experiment a little on his own account. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  9. 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
  10. To be charitable, it is senile decay. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  11. The Austrians were now led by a brave and intelligent general, the Archduke Charles; but he was hampered by rigorous instructions from Vienna, by senile and indolent generals, by the indignation or despair of the younger officers at the official favouritism which left them in obscurity, and by the apathy of soldiers who had lost heart. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  12. Forty- three may not be senile, but would you call it ideal? – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  13. He quickened his steps, and began to wonder if he was so sunk in senile decay as to have acquired a liver. – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  14. The old gentleman, who was lank and tall, folded himself down into it, He continued as tranquilly as if seated quite alone with Mrs. Brinkley, and not minding that his voice, with the senile crow in it, made itself heard by others. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  15. What the object of senile avarice may be I cannot conceive. – Treatises on Friendship and Old Age by Marcus Tullius Cicero
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. It has to be wound twice daily, and when the hour hand points to six and the other to ten, I guess that it is about quarter past two, and in five minutes I hear the senile timepiece strike eleven! – Adopting An Abandoned Farm by Kate Sanborn
  19. 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
  20. And his senile voice shrilled in a laugh. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White