of or relating to the distant past or to remote events; ancient: long-ago exploits remembered only in folk tales.
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How to use long-ago in a sentence
As long ago as the early 1970s, he had gone on to support most civil rights-related legislation.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game | Michael Tomasky | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not long ago, however, these outré components would have amounted to an interesting yet niche rap career.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists | Luke Hopping | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not long ago, a whole host of artists were plowing these fields—Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Johnny Winter.
For far too long, we have been coasting on a moral authority to which we long ago lost any clear title.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone | Nick Gillespie | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not long ago, the concept of diversity was viewed as anti-meritocratic—even harmful.
Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.
Young Lamb's big cigar has been out long ago; but he pulls hard at it, wholly unaware of the fact.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
That, like the matches, had long ago been used up, and our discoverers were reduced to roasted biscuit-crumbs.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
It was a difficulty foreseen long ago in Socialist discussions, but never completely met by the thorough-paced Communist.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Not long ago I met one day in London a business man who, it turned out, was at this school with me.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Other 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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