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long-ago

[lawng-uh-goh, long-] /ˈlɔŋ əˌgoʊ, ˈlɒŋ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the distant past or to remote events; ancient:
long-ago exploits remembered only in folk tales.
Origin of long-ago
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
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  • No doubt the site of this early structure has long ago been submerged.

  • She did not weep: long ago she had exhausted the relief of tears.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • long ago, she had lost track of her father; her mother she had never known.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Katy could tell you that long ago I said to her that I did not believe Eileen was my sister.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Sing me the songs that to me were so deah Long, long ago, long ago.

    The Little Colonel Annie Fellows Johnston
Word Origin and History for long ago

long-ago

adj.

1834, from long (adj.) + ago.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Idioms and Phrases with long ago

long ago

A time well before the present, the distant past. For example, I read that book long ago, or The battles of long ago were just as fierce. [ Second half of 1300s ]
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