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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Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore; Not the least obeisance made he; not an instant stopped or stayed he; But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -- Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -- Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore. Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he, But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door-- Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door-- Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
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.
I parted from them at the wicket-gate, where visionary Strap had rested with Roderick Random's knapsack in the days of yore; and, instead of going straight back, walked a little distance on the road to Lowestoft.
The intelligence that they were to have visitor--and such a visitor-- next day, awakened in the breast of Mrs Nickleby mingled feelings of exultation and regret; for whereas on the one hand she hailed it as an omen of her speedy restoration to good society and the almost- forgotten pleasures of morning calls and evening tea-drinkings, she could not, on the other, but reflect with bitterness of spirit on the absence of a silver teapot with an ivory knob on the lid, and a milk-jug to match, which had been the pride of her heart in days of yore, and had been kept from year's end to year's end wrapped up in wash-leather on a certain top shelf which now presented itself in lively colours to her sorrowing imagination.
Crisparkle recognised (in a suit of black) the counterpart of a deceased benefactor of his species, an eminent public character, once known to fame as Frosty- faced Fogo, who in days of yore superintended the formation of the magic circle with the ropes and stakes.
It was a song widely known in the days of yore, a ballad of love and sorrow that once had served to stir a national hatred of France for England.
Since the days of yore terrorism has deep linkage with our changing modes of civilisation.
In days of yore, particularly during Keegan's first managerial stint, it always provoked conversation with other teams' supporters.
Once viewed as a window to the world for local residents in the days of yore, the department store now plays a similar role, but for visitors from home and abroad to gain a deeper understanding of the city's distinctive cultural landscape.
By tracing the history of Social media back, it can be argued that the face of social media in this juncture is quite different from what was deemed to be social media in the days of yore. It is vibrant for all and sundry nowadays but it was not like that around a decade back.
In days of yore when the world of cyberspace was a fantasy and for those who remember, life was simple and easy.
But by the looks of it, they appear to be old enough to tell us tales of the days of yore, of the time when Karachi was a quaint little town.
Some revisited their skanking days of yore, while others were just happy to be able to stand up, setting the tone for what was to come.
Senator Lanlehin, while appreciating the dedication, tenacity and hardwork teachers put into making their students better off, promised them a return to the glorious days of yore wherein their welfare and capacity development is the centrepiece of governance.