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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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of yore

old-fashioned Of the ancient past; of long ago. In times of yore, before telephones and the Internet, we relied on our family and neighbors for nearly every aspect of our lives.
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of ˈyore

(old use or literary) long ago: in days of yore
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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.
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Oddly, Catherine Yore seems to be more comfortable channeling teenage Ellie than playing the high-maintenance career woman at the start.
Responding to the row, Mr Yore said the artwork, a mixed-media textile quilt hand-sewn from mostly recycled fabrics, took several months to make.
Siddha Group announced on 10th of March at a press conference the launch of Live in Concert series, an exclusive musical chain of live concerts to revive the Indian tradition and culture of serious listening of 'live music' in auditoriums - the jalshas and majlishes of yore, where leading musicians from India and abroad will perform.
It must be mentioned here that RCCI would be following the traditions of yore by holding this event as well; which would be quite helpful in introducing Pakistani goods to International Markets, besides encouraging better coordination with international business community.
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It reminded me of days of yore. I was born and raised on a farm in Waterloo, N.Y.
Whether you're looking historically to the bards of yore, the omnipresent argument of whether or not Bob Dylan is America's greatest poet, or just wandering into Ralph's Diner on a Monday night.
Jennifer Lopez is no longer the superstar of yore, so you'd suppose she's a teensy bit keen to land a comeback movie.
Billie Joe Armstrong and his Green Day cohorts brought out the rock journos and photogs, helping to turn the event into something resembling the blowout Broadway preems of yore, and no one seemed to mind the hotdogs and Fritos Corn Chips as a graffiti artist on stage entertained the masses with his paint rollers and spray cans to the very unpunk-like strains of "Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones.
Ask any maestro about the cultural programmes of yore in the Bihar capital, and they will all reminisce about their night- long performances before a huge crowd of music lovers in the city.
For his BAM season April 16-19, he is collaborating with the rock band Sonic Youth, bassist John Paul Jones (of Led Zeppelin yore), and his longtime collaborator Takehisa Kosugi.
Anheuser is not the free-spending advertiser of yore. New owner InBev has cut payment of retainers to ad agencies, and has famously instructed vendors that it would pay on a 120-day schedule.
The "stand and deliver" calls from highwaymen of yore
A wondrous glimpse into days of yore and the connections between man and nature.
True tales of mischief, with some hijinks that were deadly serious at the time yet can be regarded with humor after years of reflection, make The Bridge Crew a nostalgic reminiscence of days of yore.