olden

[ohl-duhn]
adjective Literary.
1.
of or pertaining to the distant past or bygone times; ancient.
2.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see old, -en2

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olden (ˈəʊldən)
 
adj
an archaic or poetic word for old : in olden days; in olden times

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Example sentences
Today's buttermilk is really fermented milk, different from the byproduct of
  butter-churning from olden days.
In the olden days, librarians were expected to use intuition to categorize
  books.
In the olden days, people in trouble could take out home equity loans to tide
  them over, or sell the house.
In olden days, with limited navigational aids and in seas rife with marauding
  cutthroats, either trip was risky business.
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