the not-too-distant past

the not-too-distant past

A time not very long ago in the past. The city is a thriving metropolis now, but it was little more than a large village in the not-too-distant past. He used to be a fairly wealthy business tycoon in the not-too-distant past; the economic crash ruined him, though.
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This research essentially proves that certain events happened in the not-too-distant past," Adrian Melott, an astrophysicist from the University of Kansas, who was not involved in the research, said in a (http://www.
In the not-too-distant past, Saints had plenty of people to fill that role - your Paul Wellens', Paul Sculthorpes et al.
We can't forget that in the not-too-distant past, the Irish were labelled terrorists, based on our accents and the actions of a minority.
In the not-too-distant past, Birmingham has had its problems with travellers - but these are gentlemen and scholars compared to the sad Roma.
In the not-too-distant past a felon could be expected to be transported in chains to Australia for merely stealing a loaf of bread.
Teens interested in historical fiction would enjoy this foray into a time in the not-too-distant past.
For the long-term, the firm also revealed that it will be creating an addition 40 jobs as it looks to recover from losing a major contract in the not-too-distant past.
There was in the not-too-distant past quite a lot of scepticism about the whole concept of the "Internet of things", where everyday devices of all kinds would include some form of chip that would be able to communicate wirelessly with each other, with central control points and sometimes with us.
Jeffers, now a team-mate of former Premier League star Michael Bridges, said: "It is a great opportunity to play against some players who have played in World Cups in the not-too-distant past.
But I don't think the film lived up to expectations as a sexy, gorgeously shot time capsule from the not-too-distant past.
In the not-too-distant past I believe chief executive officer Byron Davies (above) objected to an increase of salary of over pounds 200 per week and quickly gained a much higher rise.
IN the not-too-distant past, we'd be looking at a clash with Hull with the same confident perspective as coming up against Macclesfield.
Do you remember the fairly recent installation of the liquefied gas pipeline across South Wales which took place despite the protests of many Welsh people, and also the maps of recent years where there are two Flint counties - one a north and the other a south, with a considerable area in between which had in the not-too-distant past had been part of a whole Flintshire before annexation by its adjoining English country.
Moalem clearly explains why dementia, Alzheimer's, diabetes and heart disease are common today: at some time in the not-too-distant past these very same genes protected our ancestors from bubonic plague, vitamin deficiencies, malaria and other lethal conditions and were therefore selected for.
In the not-too-distant past Newcastle had some great players, people you looked up to.