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long ago

1. adverb At a point or during a period of time long before the present. I traveled to India so long ago that it feels like a distant dream now.
2. noun A point or period of time long before the present. His poetry is haunted by the myths and memories of long ago.
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long ago

A time well before the present, the distant past. For example, I read that book long ago, or The battles of long ago were just as fierce. [Second half of 1300s]
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long ago

1. At a time or during a period well before the present: I read that book long ago.
2. A time well before the present: heroes of long ago.
See also: ago, long
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He has written an astonishing 200 books, with 150 of them being about the marmalade-loving bear, with the first of them, A Bear called Paddington, published as long ago as 1958.
The sounds of children chanting, as they bounce a ball in bays, They sing a song of long ago, of all our yesterdays.
We all need cheering up these days and what better way to do this than recalling happy times from long ago.
They seemed to think that we were down and out not that long ago.
Philip Rooney: World Expo in Shanghai would have been unimaginable not that long ago
Old friend Mac Scott touched base with me not long ago and told me of a new thing he's doing.
Summary: She did not leave school that long ago, but Pixie Lott has been back to class in Essex to give pupils a music lesson.
2 : to stop existing <Dinosaurs disappeared long ago.
Although the comments may have been made as long ago as 1993, they were relevant to Spec-tor's state of mind, he said.
It's great to have some extra police support in the area, but it should have been here long ago.
One obstacle to reform of the CIA is its culture, which long ago became infected by the values of the Foreign Service, with which it shares quarters at American embassies throughout the world.
It wasn't long ago that Joe Lockhart was Bill Clinton's affable, preternaturally composed press secretary.
As the intimate and inspiring tale of one man's incredible struggle to reconnect with three sisters he'd lost contact with so long ago, Twilight People is very highly recommended reading and a welcome addition to any community library collection.
Superbly illustrated and authored by Warabe Aska, Tapicero Tap Tap is the colorful tale told by grandfather Tapicero Tap Tap to his grandchildren about his long ago youth in a small Spanish village by the sea.
You'd think FAR AWAY & LONG AGO would give insights into Hudson's childhood and life--and it does--but more importantly it recreates the history, culture and geography of Argentina in a way few travel books accomplish.