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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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of ˈyore

(old use or literary) long ago: in days of yore
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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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But the Raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore-- What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore.
When we had conversed for a while, Miss Havisham sent us two out to walk in the neglected garden: on our coming in by-and-by, she said, I should wheel her about a little as in times of yore.
Here haunted of yore the fabulous Dragon of Wantley; here were fought many of the most desperate battles during the Civil Wars of the Roses; and here also flourished in ancient times those bands of gallant outlaws, whose deeds have been rendered so popular in English song.
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.
SPRING sees the return of a few footwear favourites of yore (well, if the Noughties can be described as 'yore'), but with a 2017 twist.
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
In the piano-driven Road, produced by George Martin's son Giles, there's a flashback to the Beatle of yore, while album opener Save Us is a heavily strummed rocker with an infectious chorus.
Summary: From the days of yore, the sea has always beckoned those who lived in this region.
IN days of yore the peasants and serfs of this country worked long, hard hours for an existence.
It must be mentioned here that RCCI would be following the traditions of yore by holding this event as well; which would be quite helpful in introducing Pakistani goods to International Markets, besides encouraging better coordination with international business community.
It's all very shiny, slick and bombastic, mixing recent material with the showstoppers of yore.
Whether you're looking historically to the bards of yore, the omnipresent argument of whether or not Bob Dylan is America's greatest poet, or just wandering into Ralph's Diner on a Monday night.
Jennifer Lopez is no longer the superstar of yore, so you'd suppose she's a teensy bit keen to land a comeback movie.
Billie Joe Armstrong and his Green Day cohorts brought out the rock journos and photogs, helping to turn the event into something resembling the blowout Broadway preems of yore, and no one seemed to mind the hotdogs and Fritos Corn Chips as a graffiti artist on stage entertained the masses with his paint rollers and spray cans to the very unpunk-like strains of "Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones.
Ask any maestro about the cultural programmes of yore in the Bihar capital, and they will all reminisce about their night- long performances before a huge crowd of music lovers in the city.