days of yore

days of yore

A time in the past or of a bygone era, especially one remembered nostalgically. Can be used ironically to mock such sentiment. In days of yore, people had to rely on their own hands for the food on their table, not the massively processed food we get from the supermarket nowadays. Many people long for a time gone past when societal roles were clearly defined. They fail to remember, though, that in such days of yore, horrible inequality was rife.
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of yore

old-fashioned Of the ancient past; of long ago. In times of yore, before telephones and the Internet, we relied on our family and neighbors for nearly every aspect of our lives.
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days of yore

Time past. “Days of yore” is an archaic phrase once used in historical narratives (e.g., describing tales of King Arthur and his Round Table) and now heard only – and very rarely—in a humorous context. “Yore” comes from the Middle English word for “year,” which echoes its archaism.
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This behaviour gives credence to the allegations levelled against the appointing person in the days of yore when he was PIA chairman and petroleum minister.
While Don Quixote remains rooted in days of yore, Candide is preoccupied with exploiting all things modern.
KUWAIT, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Utter silence would soon turn into deafening shrieks as Kuwaitis in the days of yore beguile the frosty nights of winter in good-humored fun.
The chef, who is also building up his own fine culinary services company, Cegin Burlington, recalled Christmas Days of yore when he made some serious money catering for families in London and the north west.
The chef, who is also building up his own company Cegin Burlington, recalled Christmas Days of yore when he made some serious money catering for families in London and the north west.
in Manhattan, has always shared stories about life on the Lower East Side in days of yore.
I did have that recurring feeling of dread when we went 2-1 up, as has happened in days of yore on the occasions we led away from home.
It makes you wish for days of yore when John F Kennedy faced down Khrushchev over the Cuban Missile Crisis, averted a nuclear apocalypse, and was home in time for tea.
DUBAI: An Emirati fashion designer has come up with a fashion label that is reminiscent of the days of yore.
Anup Ravindranath, Director, United Furniture, says, "These antique clocks reminds us of the days of yore and mixes it with current times so well that it transforms your living space into something beautiful.
In times gone by some land was held In common for the good of all And in those woods they could enjoy The green of spring, the gold of fall But some whose wealth allows them own Fine houses and the land about Have mounted gates in walls of stone To keep the common people out No matter that the woods aren't theirs And they have built outside the law Our councillors and officers Act like their ilk in days of yore They tug their forelocks, bow and scrape And plead as gently as they can "Please your lordship, scrap the walls" It makes me seethe; so hear my plan
Thankfully, today a lot of these same bridges are still around and in use, just like grist mills and barns from days of yore.
However, the time for action is nigh, and Eddie is going to have to deliver some success or his image could well sink back into obscurity, as in days of yore.
95), an amazing compilation of more than 25 automotive "barn finds" that historian Matt Stone discovered, all of which are cherished, imported sports cars from the days of yore.
The eye-catching, brightly cheery illustrations bring out a positive, cartoon-informed vista with certain nostalgic tones of Walt Kelly's Albert the Alligator and Pogo Possum, of days of yore in Okeefenokee Swamp.