extending back beyond memory, record, or knowledge: from time immemorial.
- im·me·mo·ri·al·ly, adverb
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How to use immemorial in a sentence
As Larkin would no doubt expect, the history of dubious royal parenting steps back to time immemorial.
Ah yes, the threat wielded against the deliberately childless since time immemorial: Conform or you will regret it!
Know that the world honors in and through you the builders of a country that is both immemorial and fragile, always under threat.Bernard-Henri Lévy: André Malraux’s Bangladesh, Before the Radicals | Bernard-Henri Lévy | April 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These are the same tactics that management has used since time immemorial.
And we have done so in a ritual that is ageless and tribal from time immemorial.
The tobacco plant seems to have been cultivated in Mexico from time immemorial.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
He permitted a plurality of wives, conforming in this point to the immemorial usage of the orientals.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Mrs. Jordan delivered herself of various immemorial sentiments which met the usual applause.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
Hence the apron, which is a Masonic emblem, has from time immemorial been the covering of shame.Devil-Worship in France | Arthur Edward Waite
She wrote one charming book after another, at astonishingly short intervals, with every appearance of immemorial ease.The Creators | May Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for immemorial
originating in the distant past; ancient (postpositive in the phrase time immemorial)
- immemorially, adverb
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Other Idioms and Phrases with immemorial
see time immemorial.
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