Senior Citizen

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Senior Citizen

A person over a certain age, usually 55 or 65. Senior citizens are often entitled to discounts for certain entertainment services like restaurants and cinemas. Very often, a senior citizen collects a retirement annuity from the government and/or a private plan. See also: Pensioner, Medicare, Social Security.
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Twas now a stern and pale old man, his clothes covered with dust, and hair whitened by old age.
No doubt Henry would pardon her outburst, and go on blustering and muddling into a ripe old age.
Your majesty may do so, because you are young; but I, sire, have not time to wait; old age is at my door, and death is behind it, looking into the very depths of my house.
Antiphates became father of Oicleus, and Oicleus of Amphiaraus, who was dearly loved both by Jove and by Apollo, but he did not live to old age, for he was killed in Thebes by reason of a woman's gifts.
Since, however, you press me to stay here and await the return of Telemachus, tell me about Ulysses' mother, and his father whom he left on the threshold of old age when he set out for Troy.
Sir," continued Villefort, "there is something to fear besides death, old age, and madness.
Have pity also on your unhappy father while life yet remains to him--on me, whom the son of Saturn will destroy by a terrible doom on the threshold of old age, after I have seen my sons slain and my daughters haled away as captives, my bridal chambers pillaged, little children dashed to earth amid the rage of battle, and my sons' wives dragged away by the cruel hands of the Achaeans; in the end fierce hounds will tear me in pieces at my own gates after some one has beaten the life out of my body with sword or spear-hounds that I myself reared and fed at my own table to guard my gates, but who will yet lap my blood and then lie all distraught at my doors.
Let me beseech this cruel and terrible man, if maybe he will respect the feeling of his fellow-men, and have compassion on my old age.
I may as well then relinquish my saddle at once, dear sir,” returned his daughter; “for if it is to be laid aside until this wild country be improved, old age will overtake me, and put an end to what you term my equestrian feats.
Say not so, my child,” returned her father; “but if thou venturest again as in crossing this bridge, old age will never overtake thee, but I shall be left to mourn thee, cut off in thy pride, my Elizabeth.
Cole notes that since 1930 American culture has responded to the anxieties of growing old with a "psychologically primitive strategy" of dichotomous images of a "good" and a "bad" old age.
com/research/ab7590/diabetes_in_old_ag) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Diabetes in Old Age, 3rd Edition" to their offering.