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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 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.
It is perennially young, and I may stand and see a swallow dip apparently to pick an insect from its surface as of yore.
The situation in which he found himself, indeed, was particularly favourable to the growth of these feelings; for, not to mention the lazy influence of a late and lonely breakfast, with the additional sedative of a newspaper, there was an air of repose about his place of residence peculiar to itself, and which hangs about it, even in these times, when it is more bustling and busy than it was in days of yore.
Here was Louisa on the night of the same day, watching the fire as in days of yore, though with a gentler and a humbler face.
Santa was on his sleigh He was coming round today, He travelled far and wide With princesses by his side, His ever popular tour Visited more areas than of yore, Every corner of the city was near Santa was spreading Christmas cheer, He was collecting for charity On behalf of Rotary, He gave much satisfaction To the people who gave their reaction, Children gave their collected coppers Adults may have given whoppers, If you missed Santa this year Then, pray, do not fear, Next year, again, once more He will travel from door to door, In a street near to you His sleigh will be on view, So Merry Christmas to all of you
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.
Sasa Yore and two others were detained by military Intelligence around 15 October, after the other two alleged that Sasa Yore had paid them to assassinate some Western Equatoria state officials including the Governor," added the source.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS COW EDAM F L AB HOEMACE LONE UZI INCAAUNT BERET ENDS ASKS AHEAD EBBSASTI UFO GRATIN ASTRAL GEL PECK YORE SEEPS HECK ROSE RESTS BALI ARGOTOO IBIS GRIN ARM DUNE SYNE BEE WEE THINKER Across: 1 Tank, 4 Irons, 7 Fever, 8 Manse, 9 Knell, 10 Revelation, 14 Taiwan, 16 Sector, 17 Penetrated, 22 Grand, 23 Snare, 25 Eerie, 26 Eland, 27 Flit.
With her "God Bless These Jeans" F/W2011 collection, Marcel fully solidified her mission to bring back the spirit of the great denim lines of yore.
Like some wise man of yore led to his destiny by a far-off star, Stacey Solomon - the inexplicably loved X Factor banshee stitched together from offcuts of Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Janice from Friends - has taken another step down the fabled Path of Katona.
Summary: From the days of yore, the sea has always beckoned those who lived in this region.
IF gorgeous councillor Catherine Yore and dishy Senator James Carroll don't get elected on Friday, they can always turn to a career in modelling
IN days of yore the peasants and serfs of this country worked long, hard hours for an existence.
It worked in days of yore and I am sure it would still work in the 21st Century.