Origin of ago
Examples from the Web for ago
Yes, that was a while ago, but in the Middle East, after all, 45 years is no time at all.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist|Creede Newton|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moss started the blog in 2007, having moved to New York from a small, working-class New England town “around 20 years” ago.The End of New York: How One Blog Tracks the Disappearance of a Vibrant City|Tim Teeman|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I did once see a pack of wolves try to bring down a bison at decade or so ago.
He is like a grandfather to us, the kind who seems like he should have died a while ago and yet stubbornly clings to life.
He gave a speech a little while ago where he said, I had intended to, but God may have another plan for me.
She rejoiced to be near the low-lying, fleecy clouds which a little while ago had aroused her apprehensions for the morrow.In Apple-Blossom Time|Clara Louise Burnham
But a little while ago he thrilled you, in company with his partners, the Lascalla Brothers, in a high trapeze act.Joe Strong, the Boy Fish|Vance Barnum
He walked half across the room on his hind legs a while ago.'The Gentle Grafter|O. Henry
Dear William,—Your letter of Dec. 27 was received a day or two ago.The Life Of Abraham Lincoln|Ward H. Lamon
Mary Boyle was here a little while ago, as affectionate at heart as ever, as young, and as pleasant.The Letters of Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens
Word Origin for ago
early 14c., shortened form of Old English agan, agone "departed, passed away," past participle of an obsolete verb ago "to go forth," formed from a- "away" (perhaps here used as an intensive prefix) + gan "go" (see go (v.)). Agone remains a dialectal variant.