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yore

[yawr, yohr] /yɔr, yoʊr/
noun
1.
Chiefly Literary. time past:
knights of yore.
adverb
2.
Obsolete. of old; long ago.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English geāra
Can be confused
yore, your, you're.
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Examples for yore
  • Another criticism of mainstream journalists of yore was that they had little actual interest in religion.
  • Index of plaques commemorating the capital's remarkable residents of yore.
  • The power-fighting ghetto blaster of yore is reborn.
  • Sedimentary rocks such as sandstone also testify to the quicker days of yore.
  • The droll conference room meeting of yore is a thing of the past.
  • Generally speaking, physicists of yore would come up with a postulate, representing a novel physical reality.
  • Your interlocutor may mistakenly equate today's online degrees with the seedy correspondence courses of yore.
  • Today's tender turkeys take much less time to cook than tougher birds of yore.
  • In days of yore, you'd write them on your arm or on tiny crib sheets.
  • Saints fans of yore wore paper bags to shield them from decades of losing.
British Dictionary definitions for yore

yore

/jɔː/
noun
1.
time long past (now only in the phrase of yore)
adverb
2.
(obsolete) in the past; long ago
Word Origin
Old English geāra, genitive plural of gēaryear; see hour
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Word Origin and History for yore
yore
O.E. geara (adv.) "of yore," originally genitive plural of gear (see year), and used without of.
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