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adj. hoar·i·er, hoar·i·est
1. Gray or white with or as if with age.
2. Covered with grayish hair or pubescence: hoary leaves.
3. So old as to inspire veneration; ancient.

hoar′i·ly adv.
hoar′i·ness n.
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Noun1.hoariness - a silvery-white color
whiteness, white - the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
2.hoariness - great age (especially grey or white with age)
oldness - the quality of being old; the opposite of newness
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The analogy has been drawn, almost to the point of hoariness, that the above examples are akin to compelling a Jewish or black businessman to service a Nazi or KKK affair.
As early as 838, Agobard of Lyons insisted that 'too many singers study from earliest youth until the hoariness of old age' to learn their chants; as a result they neglect 'readings and the study of divine eloquence: It would be easy to assume, on the basis of this complaint, that there was a 'need' for notation that scribes found a way to meet in a process that continued for centuries afterwards.
A company of Prophets, of venerable hoariness, dressed in golden coats and mantles, with their heads covered and wrapped in gold and crimson, [who] sang with sweet harmony, bowing to the ground, a psalm of thanksgiving [.