the not-so-distant past

the not-so-distant past

A time not very long ago in the past. The city is a thriving metropolis now, but it was little more than a large village in the not-so-distant past. He used to be a fairly wealthy business tycoon in the not-so-distant past; the economic crash ruined him, though.
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We come to ponder the terrible forces unleashed in the not-so-distant past.
Now, the findings of two new studies published Wednesday in the journal Nature suggest that in addition to providing the raw material for life, these stellar explosions may also have had a more subtle effect on our planet - nearby supernovae may have, in the not-so-distant past, blasted the Earth's surface with enough radioactive debris to influence its climate and drive human evolution.
Throwback Thursday, shared on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, is a fun way to look back on history and also remember the not-so-distant past each week.
Some days my hair is bigger than me Because in the not-so-distant past Suffragettes died so women could vote, that there are places in the world where people queue for hours under a hot sun in order to have their say after years of being denied a voice.
IN THE not-so-distant past one could be served in a pub, cafe, bank, supermarket, garage, etc and be dealt with without being asked to "take care" or "have a nice day".
SIR - In the not-so-distant past one could be served in a pub, cafe, bank, supermarket, garage, etc and be dealt with without being asked to "take care" or "have a nice day".
by Azizullah Hamdard on 22 August, 2014 - 16:33 KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 1,300 candidates have appeared in a test for 50 different positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Kabul, where a number of people were appointed in the not-so-distant past without any exams, officials said on Friday.
Called to Serve is about women religious engaged in service to the community, beginning with the not-so-distant past in which all nuns were cloistered.
In the not-so-distant past, the great cargo seaports in our global marketplace were fairly fixed destinations, with little incentive to change.
Pan Am Wednesday, BBC2, 9PM No doubt inspired by the period glamour of Mad Men, the latest US drama from the not-so-distant past brings to life an epoch where working for an airline was deemed a glamorous job, and not the cattle-herding, low budget slog it is now.
He then takes us on a dark tour of the not-so-distant past.
Up Home begins "I remember" but takes an energetic, skipping step back into the not-so-distant past of writer, journalist and spoken-word performer, Shauntay Grant.
Brady says that while in the not-so-distant past, SDI might have had to compete regionally for ferrous scrap, nowadays companies have to watch not only regional competition, but also mills thousands of miles away.
Indeed, perhaps this explains why, despite enormous dissent, the beloved statue remains beneath a circus tent (although it has been rumoured that it is in fact a bedouin tent because Cathedral Lanes is Kuwaiti owned), and why in the not-so-distant past there was a Coventry City Council imposed movement to move the statue from Broadgate, the centre of Coventry.
In the not-so-distant past, the best way for a writer to clear a room full of white people was to suggest to them that problems such as crime, broken families, poor education, lack of ambition, and general antisocial behavior--that many blacks in this country are plagued with--have deep roots in American history.