A little while ago, food professionals were at the bottom of the social scale; now we are “geniuses.”
Modi, one suspects, will be in no hurry to visit the land that considered him unfit for entry only a short while ago.
The JMG office that just a few days ago received victims of human rights abuse is now empty, covered in black ash.
A short while ago, I ran into someone who is close to Obama and his circle.
Up until a year or so ago, English sparkling wine was very hard to find in the U.S. (nobody imported it).
It was a good while ago that the events out of which this story was woven transpired.
"You spoke a while ago as if you didn't trust him implicitly," she said.
A little while ago, every letter to Isabella brought an account of fresh gaieties; dinners at Mr. Cole's, or balls at the Crown.
It can't be anything serious, since he was so well and gay but a little while ago.
An hour or two ago he was a fugitive, practically unarmed, with nearly a score of Askari hunting him down.
early 14c., shortened form of Old English agan, agone "departed, passed away," past participle of an obsolete verb ago "to go forth," formed from a- "away" (perhaps here used as an intensive prefix) + gan "go" (see go (v.)). Agone remains a dialectal variant.