- of or relating to the distant past or to remote events; ancient: long-ago exploits remembered only in folk tales.
Origin of long-ago
First recorded in 1825–35
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Word Origin and History for long ago
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Idioms and Phrases with 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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