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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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I can't deny that doing so generates some sadness--this job has truly been a labor of love, the hoariness of that cliche notwithstanding--but I've been looking forward to retirement for some time now, and that time has come.
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