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long ago

1. adverb At a point or during a period of time long before the present. I traveled to India so long ago that it feels like a distant dream now.
2. noun A point or period of time long before the present. His poetry is haunted by the myths and memories of long ago.
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long ago

A time well before the present, the distant past. For example, I read that book long ago, or The battles of long ago were just as fierce. [Second half of 1300s]
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long ago

1. At a time or during a period well before the present: I read that book long ago.
2. A time well before the present: heroes of long ago.
See also: ago, long
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Kevin Ott turned 40 not long ago. "If I didn't have MS, I would probably have had a full physical by now," he admitted.
"Desire told us she had given that name to police long ago." A New York City police department spokesman later denied that authorities were now looking for the man in question.
The incident happened not really all that long ago, the ship's history and movements were well documented, and information about the captain and crew is easy to find.
Using all of this information, the researchers were able to figure out how long ago each of the 71 supernovas exploded.
Long ago and far away, a little blue lamb yearned to belong.
But now Melissa, a local novelist who discovers that she is dying, is having pangs of conscience and writes the story of what happened so long ago. The result is that lives are turned upside down as members of the village must now face up to their past.
Soon, Floyd finds himself rappelling down a rabbit hole of intrigue, clashing with political power brokers and unleashing ghosts of that not so long ago conflict, along with truths about the atrocities committed in its name.
In response to the cardinal's comments, two Roman Catholic scientists asked Pope Benedict XVI to clarify the matter and reaffirm earlier statements in support of evolution, The New York Times reports, expressing hope that "in these difficult and contentious times the Catholic Church not build a new divide, long ago eradicated, between scientific method and religious belief." Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington told reporters at the National Press Club on July 11 that "as long as in every understanding of evolution the hand of God is recognized as being present, [Catholics] can accept that."
It seems not so long ago, yet the mindset is very far away.
As Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) recalled not long ago, Greenspan used to decry how deficit spending and abandoning the gold standard in favor of flat currency had made it possible for "the welfare statists to use the banking system as a means to an unlimited expansion of credit...." Yet, said Rep.
He reminded NCBA members that they have a demonstrated, proven history that shows they understand international trade, and that it was NCBA members long ago who helped open the Japanese market.
It was not that long ago when Western Christendom was sending missionaries by the thousands to deepest, darkest Africa in order to spread the Good News.
This sounds remarkably like an initiative that was tried in Detroit not all that long ago. The difference is, this one apparently works.
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Not that long ago, the dismantling and scrapping of shipping and Naval vessels seemed destined to head overseas, but a recent contract has kept a portion of this market in U.S.