yore


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yore

 (yôr)
n.
Time long past: days of yore.

[Middle English, long ago, time long past, from Old English gēara, geāra, long ago, from genitive pl. of gēar, year; see year.]

yore

(jɔː)
n
time long past (now only in the phrase of yore)
adv
obsolete in the past; long ago
[Old English geāra, genitive plural of gēar year; see hour]

yore

(yɔr, yoʊr)

n.
1. Chiefly Literary. time past: knights of yore.
adv.
2. Obs. of old; long ago.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English geāra]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yore - time long past
past, past times, yesteryear - the time that has elapsed; "forget the past"

yore

noun
A former period of time or of one's life:
Idioms: bygone days, days gone by, the good old days, the old days.
Translations

yore

[jɔːʳ] N (archaic or liter) of yorede antaño, de otro tiempo, de hace siglos
the days of yorelos tiempos de antaño, otros tiempos

yore

n (obs, liter) in days of yorein alten Zeiten; men of yoredie Menschen in alten Zeiten; in the Britain of yoreim Großbritannien längst vergangener Zeiten
References in classic literature ?
But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -- What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore.
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore.
Forbear," said the Miller to him, "harping on what was of yore, for it is the common lot of mortals to sustain the ups and downs of fortune.
Tomorrow I may be pillaging your friends as of yore.
Here was Louisa on the night of the same day, watching the fire as in days of yore, though with a gentler and a humbler face.
I ascended it now, in lighter boots than of yore, and tapped in my old way at the door of Miss Havisham's room.
Breakfast was not eaten in the kitchen, because it seemed worth while, now that there were three persons, to lay the cloth in the dining- room; it was also a more bountiful meal than of yore, when there was no child to consider.
But the Milky Way, it seemed to me, was still the same tattered streamer of star-dust as of yore.
the dread of what will my neighbour think, with luxuries that only cloy, with pleasures that bore, with empty show that, like the criminal's iron crown of yore, makes to bleed and swoon the aching head that wears it!
He might have been a trifle graver than of yore, but the glint of laughter still was in his eyes.
Schoolwork was as interesting, class rivalry as absorbing, as of yore.
Anne's laugh, as blithe and irresistible as of yore, with an added note of sweetness and maturity, rang through the garret.