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(lông′ə-gō′, lŏng′-)
Of, related to, or occurring in the past: a long-ago espionage trial.
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of or pertaining to the distant past.
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Adj.1.long-ago - belonging to time long gone; "those long-ago dresses that swished along the floor"
old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
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References in classic literature ?
Further, I had no knowledge of evolution until I was at college, whereas in my childhood and youth I had already lived in my dreams all the details of that other, long-ago life.
Initially, the bill was targeted at Catholic priests and would have extended the statute of limitations for a one-year "look-back" period to allow victims to seek charges for long-ago cases.
Dominica is now becoming known for something else than long-ago visits by European explorers.
Scientists assigned the name Berengia to the long-ago isthmus.
Carefully edited and intended to serve as an interim publication pointing the way to long-term production of final site reports, The Ancient Maya of the Belize Valley explores the land, the evidence, and the theories that can be drawn in meticulous detail, and points the way to future discoveries and reinterpretations of commonly held beliefs concerning long-ago civilizations.
Ben Allen reminded us of a long-ago phone conversation.
Now, decades after that long-ago mission went horribly wrong, an unknown enemy is hunting the former secret agents down.
With their marching bands and Union Jacks bearing the date (1704) of a long-ago battle that subjugated the natives and allowed Britain to fill the place with settlers for strategic reasons, what is the difference between Gibraltar's celebrations and the Orange Lodge marching down the Garvaghy Road in Portadown?
The new radar-analysis technique, however, can identify the locations of long-ago tests, possibly revealing a nation's unconfirmed nuclear capability.
Camille's offspring have likewise been scarred by those long-ago events, but to different degrees.