American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The year before the present year.
- n. Time past; yore.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Last year.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The year last past; last year.
- n. the time that has elapsed
- Compound of yester- + year. Coined by Rossetti, to translate Middle French antan ("last year") (in Villon's Testament), from Vulgar Latin *anteannum (“the year before”). (Wiktionary)
“The resemblance to images and to postcards of yesteryear is both astounding and brilliant.”
“This just goes to show that the McCain of yesteryear is gone, and you Republicans are left with this shell of a man he used to be, thank Bush for that too. cheryl”
“In Florida, the St. Petersburg Times reports, A kicky fad of yesteryear is circling back around.”
“Any similarity between today’s “police service” and the County Constabulary of yesteryear is merely for the purpose of public deception.”
“If this were a movie, we might borrow a title from yesteryear and call it "The Year of Living Dangerously.”
“That way we risk flattening our financial system, squeezing the innovation out of it, trying to return it to the world of yesteryear, which is neither sensible nor economically productive.”
“Now, every arrested person is treated the same way that a convicted criminal would have been treated in yesteryear.”
“Also, there are more minor federal crimes than there were in yesteryear.”
“The occasion attached more importance as Lieutenant General Jayasuriya after recalling his yesteryear memories in the 52 Division enjoyed the privilege of ceremonially handing over 52 Division battalions-built three houses to displaced people in the area, on the invitation of 52 Division GOC Brigadier Lal Perera.”
“Highlights include the LA Logo and SF Logotees, which feature each city's skyline; Choe Girl and Choe Skull, two collaborations with the talented D.vid Choe, both exclusive to THLA; Rye, a tribute to the late, great J.D. Salinger; and Seals, a tribute to an SF sports team of yesteryear, which is exclusive to THSF.”
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