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long-ago

[lawng-uh-goh, long-] /ˈlɔŋ əˌgoʊ, ˈlɒŋ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the distant past or to remote events; ancient:
long-ago exploits remembered only in folk tales.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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  • The living-room walls are adorned with posters for long-ago concerts.
  • These rings indicate year-by-year moisture conditions that can be used to estimate long-ago river flows.
  • It's common for tastes and smells to trigger emotions that recall far-off or long-ago family, friends and places.
  • None of this ever came up during that long-ago phone call.
  • Imagine these long-ago times as you travel to historic rendezvous points and scout natural landmarks across the countryside.
Word Origin and History for long-ago
adj.

1834, from long (adj.) + ago.

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