full of years

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full of years

Old; aged. Because he is full of years, he's having a hard time getting around now.
See also: full, of, year

full of years

having lived to a considerable age. archaic
Full of years is an expression originating in the Authorized Version of the Bible: ‘an old man, and full of years’ (Genesis 25:8).
See also: full, of, year
References in classic literature ?
Ogres and bugaboos and I had been happy bed-fellows, compared with these terrors that made their bed with me throughout my childhood, and that still bed with me, now, as I write this, full of years.
As for yourself, death shall come to you from the sea, and your life shall ebb away very gently when you are full of years and peace of mind, and your people shall bless you.
"Yes; but your father died in your arms, happy, respected, rich, and full of years; his father died poor, despairing, almost doubtful of providence; and when his son sought his grave ten years afterwards, his tomb had disappeared, and no one could say, `There sleeps the father you so well loved.'"
In his first sermon, the Pope told the assembled youth: "Dear friends, the aged Pope, full of years but still young at heart, answers your youthful desire for happiness with words that are not his own....Christ has the answer to this desire of yours.