One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In the distant past.‘long ago an unmarried girl was considered her father's property’‘her son died long ago’as modifier ‘time has marched on since my long-ago youth’
long ago, bygoneView synonyms
- ‘Long ago, ice used to be a novelty, shipped across the world in massive chunks carved from frozen lakes and rivers.’
- ‘It might have been part of a pirate or a viking ship long ago.’
- ‘The energy is all derived from the photosynthesis of plants long ago.’
- ‘Longer ago than I care to remember, I was privileged enough to be elected student union president of my college.’
- ‘Long ago, marriage was more financially motivated than a matter of the heart.’
- ‘Attempts to transmute other metals to gold may have been made as long ago as the Bronze Age.’
- ‘It's way too late but these children should have been adopted by capable parents long ago.’
- ‘Long ago, barbers played a prominent role in medicine and dentistry.’
- ‘Long ago when I was in high school, my baseball coach provided "oil of wintergreen" for our sore muscles.’
- ‘The Andamanese have a number of stories which are told to the younger people by their elders and relate to the doings of their ancestors in a time long ago.’
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