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[lawng-uh-goh, long-] /ˈlɔŋ əˌgoʊ, ˈlɒŋ-/
of or relating to the distant past or to remote events; ancient:
long-ago exploits remembered only in folk tales.
Origin of long-ago
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All the unhappy years of fighting in Spain weren't in the long-ago past.

  • The obvious thing was to question the Basque as to long-ago events.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • I have thinks he was thinking of the long-ago time when the fairies did teach him to write their way.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • It was the "plan," the long-ago announced and long-expected plan in all its details.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It was so with Mr. Deer of that long-ago time, and when he lost those great horns, he felt very helpless and timid.

    Mother West Wind "How" Stories Thornton W. Burgess
Word Origin and History for long-ago

1834, from long (adj.) + ago.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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