Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective Gone by; past.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See ago.
  • noun An agonic line. See agonic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Agonic line.
  • Archaic & Poet. Ago.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Alternative form of ago.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective gone by; or in the past

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English agon, past participle of agon, to go away; see ago.]

Examples

  • I have made the purchase I told you of a few pages agone, that is, last Thursday I purchas'd with my aunt Deming's leave, a very beautiful white feather hat, that is, the out side, which is a bit of white hollond with the feathers sew'd on in a most curious manner white & unsullyed as the falling snow, this hat I have long been saving my money to procure for which I have let your kind allowance, Papa, lay in my aunt's hands till this hat which I spoke for was brought home.

    Diary of Anna Green Winslow A Boston School Girl of 1771

  • Its name probably derives from a variation of agonalis or agone , for the games held in the emperor's oval stadium.

    Perfection, Squared

  • Sometimes, centuries agone, it seemed to her it was since Billy had gone to jail.

    CHAPTER XV

  • Ipsukuk fell to weeping for a son lost long years agone in the ice, and the shaman made incantation and prophecy.

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • Beyond is the cemetery -- long, winding galleries hewn out of the solid rock, with recesses on either hand, wherein, tier above tier, lie the revolutionists just as they were laid away by their comrades long years agone.

    Chapter 19: Transformation

  • "I am of the blood of the house of Koryu," I told the Emperor, "that ruled at Songdo many a long year agone when my house arose on the ruins of Silla."

    Chapter 15

  • Recollections occasionally obtruded, -- recollections of marts and galleries and crowded thoroughfares, of evening dress and social functions, of good men and dear women he had known, -- but they were dim memories of a life he had lived long centuries agone, on some other planet.

    In a Far Country

  • Recollections occasionally obtruded, -- recollections of marts and galleries and crowded thoroughfares, of evening dress and social functions, of good men and dear women he had known, -- but they were dim memories of a life he had lived long centuries agone, on some other planet.

    In a Far Country

  • That was two years agone — the first and the last time he's seen a locomotive and a train of cars.

    Chapter II

  • When I rode out in Paris that day, it was the Paris of centuries agone.

    Chapter 11

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