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yore

[ yawr, yohr ]
/ yɔr, yoʊr /
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noun
Chiefly Literary. time past: knights of yore.
adverb
Obsolete. of old; long ago.
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Origin of yore

before 900; Middle English; Old English geāra

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH yore

yore , your, you're
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British Dictionary definitions for yore

yore
/ (jɔː) /

noun
time long past (now only in the phrase of yore)
adverb
obsolete in the past; long ago

Word Origin for yore

Old English geāra, genitive plural of gēar year; see hour
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