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the year dot

The beginning of time; an extremely long time ago; the distant past. Our family line has presided over this land from the year dot. Giant sea turtles have been coming to this part of the island to mate since the year dot.
See also: dot, year

year dot

An unspecified date in time that occurred long ago, usually used in the phrases "since year dot" and "from year dot." My grandmother always says that she's loved cooking since year dot, but my grandfather is quick to point out that she hated cooking when they first met.
See also: dot, year
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KEN WALKER, From the year dot, there are people who've always been on the breadline.
Councils all over have been wasting taxpayers' money from year dot."
The 86-year-old actress, who has five children (a sixth, daughter Chloe, born prematurely, died at 16 days) and six grandchildren, took time off to finish Before The Year Dot, an autobiography tracing her early years, but will be re-appearing in the hit soap in December - although she can't reveal any festive plotlines.
This lovely lady - gay icon and superb actress - has now told her story with her new book called 'Before the Year Dot'.
Mum-of-six June, whose autobiography Before The Year Dot is out this week, said: "I am disappointed it didn't go the way I expected - in classical theatre.
Many forget that Sharapova, who seems to have been around since the year dot, is still only 24.
"This was about protecting a building in the city that has been a part of Cardiff since the year dot. Everybody has a right to demonstrate, but we were concerned about the protection of the castle," she said.
"But we were socialists from the year dot. It went through both sides of the family.
Cllr Griffin, aged 63, said: "I have been worried about that, because I have been a Conservative from the year dot. But I don't think I can take responsibility for that...
She locks horns with veteran beat cop Tony Stamp (Graham Cole) who has been there since the year dot and can do without the unbridled enthusiasm of the new kid on his beat.
Isn't this the problem that our international managers have been complaining about since the year dot?
During the pair's six-month fling last year Dot sent him sexy texts including one saying, "You should love me for my brains as well as my body."
Coun James said: "The name Woodhouse has been synonymous with chain-making in Cradley Heath since the year dot. Mr Wilson Woodhouse passed away just as the new road came up and I thought it was appropriate recognition of the family."
Bullying has been a problem since the year dot. But bullies by nature are cowards, only feeling tough and brave when in a gang.
"I think children should start from a very early age, the year dot, really.