in times past

in times past

In the past; long ago. In times past, before telephones and the Internet, we relied on our family and neighbors for nearly every aspect of our lives.
See also: past, times
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in times past

Fig. long ago; in previous times. In times past, you would not have been able to wear casual clothing to work. In times past, the air always seemed fresher and cleaner.
See also: past, times
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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