Old Woman

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What does it mean when you dream about an old woman?

An old woman is an archetypal symbol whose feminine energy is the power of life and death, having brought forth life as a mother and now ushering in the last phase of life as physical deterioration leads to mortal death.

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Old Woman

of Surrey “morn, noon, and night in a hurry.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 117]
See: Frenzy
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'Pray, sir,' said the old woman, 'didn't I see you come out of that gentleman's house?' pointing back to Mr.
"I remember, my good sir, I remember quite well your coming here," the old woman said distinctly, still keeping her inquiring eyes on his face.
The old woman crossed the room and stopped before her, raising her weak and watery eyes to the fresh young face of the newcomer.
Gerda called still louder, and an old woman then came out of the cottage, leaning upon a crooked stick.
My brother, although the old woman was a stranger to him, did not hesitate to do as she wished.
The old woman seated herself on the trunk of the fallen tree, threw aside the hood that shrouded her gray locks, and beckoned her companion to draw near.
The old woman had had made a tiny foil and had commenced teaching the little boy the art of fence when he was but three years old.
"Here, Robin, change your raiment with me, and we will see if my lord knows an old woman when he sees her."
'The old woman has destroyed all my brethren in fire and smoke; she seized sixty of them at once, and took their lives.
And I obliged the old woman and spake thus unto her:
"Your house did, anyway," replied the little old woman, with a laugh, "and that is the same thing.
It was opened by a very clean old woman, with a slow palsied shake of the head.