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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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.
See also: days, of, yore
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Called "The Maple Leaf Forever," it begins thus: in days of yore from Britain's shore Wolfe the dauntless hero carve, And planted firm Britannia's flag On Canada fair domain.
In days of yore, we fattened up with the last of the harvest in preparation for the lean months ahead.
Director James Bobin expertly taps into that nostalgia with The Muppets, a glorious throwback to the days of yore that sees the colourful critters facing an uncertain future in a world of technological advances and fleeting celebrity.
hackedorf **Oh for the days of yore Oh how I long for the days when horses would run six/seven times a year.
Maria Sharapova's recent renaissance, which included an inspiring four-match sequence at last week's AEGON Classic, may have been reminiscent of happier times but the Russian superstar insists it did not set her pining for days of yore when her body was as acquiescent as her opponents.
The mere mention of that name conjures up images of a bygone era, along with the romanticism applied to the days of yore.
In days of yore, people told fairy tales round a roaring fire.
Similar bank names abound from the days of yore when markets were constrained by regulator-mandated geographic limitations.
Renegades' cover art arranges the word "RAGE" in a Clarendon Bold type stacked square, a fiendishly clever send-up of Robert Indiana's "LOVE" from the days of yore.
The ritual act of receiving just a dollop of ashes on Ash Wednesday is a kinder, gentler reminder of those days of yore when public sinners could only be reconciled once in a lifetime.
Initial returns of 300 percent may belong to the days of yore, but a slow and steady recuperation is probable.
The state of Delaware is just one example used by the author to illustrate the migration from the straightforward defined benefit plans offered to public employees in the days of yore.
Today, whenever I am tempted to tell the young 'uns about the glory days of yore, it suddenly feels ridiculous and redundant in the shivah this town has always sat for its ever-accumulating ghosts.