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[lawng-uh-goh, long-]
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  1. of or relating to the distant past or to remote events; ancient: long-ago exploits remembered only in folk tales.
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Origin of long-ago

First recorded in 1825–35
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Related Words for long ago

early, old, preceding, earlier, late, prior, previous, recent, departed, erstwhile, already, formerly, previously, before, then, heretofore, once, hitherto, history, latter

Word Origin and History for long ago



1834, from long (adj.) + ago.

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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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