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hoary

white or whitish-grey in colour

hoary

[hȯr·ē]
(botany)
Having grayish or whitish color, referring to leaves.
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Some of the hoariest of our fictions are statements that have been made by courts and that plainly refer, not to facts, but to legal relations.
Not only has this discursive strategy reproduced the hoariest of representational cliches about Balkan violence, but is also self-Orientalizing in its adherence to the scheme of "nesting Orientalisms" in Balkan identity formation.
In my view, Epstein is here relying on the support of the so-called market failure of public goods, one of the hoariest fallacies in all of economics, in support of a quintessentially evil institution, government.
And to crown it all, it was that hoariest of philosophical concepts, Time, that proved central to Hagglund's revision--not the Sign, not the Other, but Time: Time as autoimmune, as radical non-coincidence, as the trace of a finitude "that makes the fullness of being unthinkable as such" (Hagglund 2009, 30).
Understanding the emergence of the mortgage-title-system problem and how it might be fixed requires spelunking into some of the hoariest and most technical minutiae of commercial and real-property law.
But it so very well intentioned, the acting of the four principals so meshed and flowing, that the hoariest old reference to the old can be forgiven -- indeed welcomed.
Which is effectively what the makers of "Drift" have done, cobbling together bits and pieces of the humble origins of surf brands like Quiksilver and Rip Curl into a mostly fictional narrative that manages to get a fair bit right about early 1970s surf culture when it isn't trafficking in the hoariest of David-vs.-Goliath cliches.
The hoariest old showbiz cliches are given a decent shine.
Only that we can tinker with one of the deby's hoariest old cliches and suggest that the stats book can be thrown out of the window.
If it is a satire "of" anything, it is of the predominant literary novel of our time and its assemblage of hackneyed conventions meant to give us the "uniquely human." In the unsparing light of Lightning Rods, the contemporary novel of psychological realism stands revealed as a patchwork of readymade materials--cliches and slogans, the hoariest sententia and newly-minted banalities made "original" by the unspoken complicity of all parties involved to find each particular identikit combination worthy of suitably breathless blurbs.
in the hands of these two pros, even the hoariest of narrative chestnuts are somehow reinvigorated.