old times


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Noun1.old times - past times remembered with nostalgiaold times - past times remembered with nostalgia
past, past times, yesteryear - the time that has elapsed; "forget the past"
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The good old times, the grand old times, the great old times
All this is true, if time stood still; which contrariwise moveth so round, that a froward retention of custom, is as turbulent a thing as an innovation; and they that reverence too much old times, are but a scorn to the new.
Um do say, sir," says mine host, rising purple-faced, while the moan is still coming out of the Stwun, "as they used in old times to warn the country-side by blawing the Stwun when the enemy was a-comin', and as how folks could make un heered then for seven mile round; leastways, so I've heered Lawyer Smith say, and he knows a smart sight about them old times.
At the first safe opportunity Miss Halcombe cautiously led her half-sister to speak of their mother, of old times, and of Anne Catherick.
He sat rather sideways in the armchair next to the countess, arranging with his right hand the cleanest of gloves that fitted his left hand like a skin, and he spoke with a particularly refined compression of his lips about the amusements of the highest Petersburg society, recalling with mild irony old times in Moscow and Moscow acquaintances.
It is due to my remembrance of old times not to treat you like a stranger, although I can never again treat you like a friend.
Come on, Bob; we'll go around to a place I know of, and have a good long talk about old times.
He no more gathers grapes from thorns or figs from thistles than older men did in old times.
Cousins live in it now, distant cousins, loved with the exact measure of love usually bestowed on cousins who reign in one's stead; cousins of practical views, who have dug up the flower-beds and planted cabbages where roses grew; and though through all the years since my father's death I have held my head so high that it hurt, and loftily refused to listen to their repeated suggestions that I should revisit my old home, something in the sad listlessness of the November days sent my spirit back to old times with a persistency that would not be set aside, and I woke from my musings surprised to find myself sick with longing.
And look at Charles Second, and Louis Fourteen, and Louis Fifteen, and James Second, and Edward Second, and Richard Third, and forty more; besides all them Saxon heptarchies that used to rip around so in old times and raise Cain.
I am astonished," said Mazarin, -- quite delighted at having recovered his memory, and bristling with malice -- "I am astonished, Monsieur -- Athos -- that a Frondeur like you should have accepted a mission for the Mazarin, as used to be said in the good old times " And Mazarin began to laugh, in spite of a painful cough, which cut short his sentences, converting them into sobs.
Aye, there have been generations of Sir Johns among you, and if knighthood were hereditary, like a baronetcy, as it practically was in old times, when men were knighted from father to son, you would be Sir John now.