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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 of yore
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English geāra
Can be confused
yore, your, you're.
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  • I'd have thought them three wives of yores 'ud have taught you the vally of silence.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • I thought it was a right smart scheme of yores, the way yuh handled Mort.

    The Lone Ranger Rides Fran Striker
  • There was a friend of yores in a while ago who seemed to be sort of keepin' tabs on him.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • You play like an angel on that mouth harp of yores, Sam, but you talk like a rasp.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for yores

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 yores

yore

Old English geara (adv.) "of yore," originally genitive plural of gear (see year), and used without of.

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