American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, related to, or occurring in the past: a long-ago espionage trial.
- adj. belonging to time long gone
“All in all, "On Canaan's Side" is a vivid argument in favor of Lilly's and indeed Barry's contention that "there is nothing called long-ago after all.”
“I smiled inwardly, thinking of that long-ago request.”
“When she'd got her breath, she told me the story: that long-ago Sunday morning at the diner, the pen he'd borrowed to draw with while they talked.”
“Probably no historical image would be harder to dislodge from the collective memory than that of the teak-headed, red-faced, white-moustached general, his tactics derived from long-ago cavalry maneuvers, sitting in a château headquarters well behind the lines as he orders waves of infantry across minefields and through barbed wire, forcing them like the Light Brigade itself “into the jaws of death, into the mouth of hell,” and into the waiting German machine guns.”
“Now the question is whether the rest of the state Republican party will follow his admirable lead in explicitly repudiating the secessionists 'long-ago fight to defend slavery.”
“The chef also put in time at the long-ago Le Pavillon and La Bagatelle, kitchen duty that reveals itself most noticeably on his impressive dessert tray.”
“We hear long-ago stories so many times that they become part of our personal narratives.”
“There are some new things here — although I have to admit that as a kid I seldom watched any of them, as I was watching something else on some other stations (in those long-ago days before recording VCRs and DVDs or time-shifting DVRs).”
“Each battered plate of bark is the size of a dinosaur 's scale, some of them scorched from a long-ago fire.”
“Allusions are made to a culture of celebrity exposés and Page 3 cliches, while the politics of feminism seem embodied within a sense of irreverent unruliness inherited from the cultural anarchy of long-ago dada.”
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