Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to yesterday.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to yesterday.

Etymologies

From hestern +‎ -al, from Latin hesternus ("of yesterday"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Life has few direr disenchanters than the morning smells of obsolete tobacco, relics though they be of hesternal beatitude.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • There as he smoked and puffed, and looked out upon the bright crocuses, and meditated over the dim recollections of the hesternal journal, did Mr. Briggs revolve in his mind the vast importance of the borough of Buyemall to the

    Pelham — Complete

  • I rose by candle-light, and consumed, in the intensest application, the hours which every other individual of our party wasted in enervating slumbers, from the hesternal dissipation or debauch.

    Pelham — Volume 04

  • There as he smoked and puffed, and looked out upon the bright crocuses, and meditated over the dim recollections of the hesternal journal, did Mr. Briggs revolve in his mind the vast importance of the borough of Buyemall to the British empire, and the vast importance of John Briggs to the borough of Buyemall.

    Pelham — Volume 03

  • I will keep no further journal of that same hesternal torch-light; and, to prevent me from returning, like a dog, to the vomit of memory, I tear out the remaining leaves of this volume, and write, in

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals

  • I will keep no further journal of that same hesternal torch-light; and, to prevent me from returning, like a dog, to the vomit of memory, I tear out the remaining leaves of this volume, and write, in _Ipecacuanha_,

    The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 2

  • "I passed up a side-street, one of those deserted ways ... dim places, fusty with hesternal excitements and the thrills of yesteryear."

    Answers.com: Today's Highlights

  • South Pole: was flown over for the first time by American explorer hesternal

    Answers.com: Today's Highlights

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  • I was thinking of this one not 24 hours ago.

    October 14, 2008

  • Pertaining to yesterday.

    May 12, 2008