[lawng-uh-goh, long-]


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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Contemporary Examples of long-ago

Historical Examples of long-ago

  • She remembered the long-ago days, when she had submitted to him similar sheets.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • The obvious thing was to question the Basque as to long-ago events.

    Louisiana Lou

    William West Winter

  • It was the "plan," the long-ago announced and long-expected plan in all its details.

    Galusha the Magnificent

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • All the unhappy years of fighting in Spain weren't in the long-ago past.

  • Had she not told the student that long-ago night that she loved him?

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White

Word Origin and History for long-ago

1834, from long (adj.) + ago.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper