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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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First, and a point I shall return to, Yore argues that theologians have tended to focus on the contributions of male mystics and writers, and have paid little attention to "women's unique contribution" (14).
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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.
Anheuser is not the free-spending advertiser of yore.
Four Tet has apparently gone future perfect, aka been watching some serious Tron, and transformed from his old folky, sometimes simpy meditations of yore into epic, profoundly liquid, stretched-out, vertigo-inducing, vibrating, '70s throwbacky make out instrumentals.
The "stand and deliver" calls from highwaymen of yore
So imagine how happy I was to read that the CIA, that old bugaboo of yore, is looking for people just like me for its next generation of superspies and their support staff.
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.
Here's a man with an undisputed track record for bringing success to every club he's been at, and if he replicates that at Villa and brings back some of the glory of yore then it will be a bargain.
Consider this: sailors of yore would stow turtles (on their backs) in the hold.
Many years ago this stream, during the fabulous salmon runs of yore, was crammed with so many salmon returning to spawn that a man could haul a small piano out onto their backs and run through the collected works of Liberace without ever getting his feet wet.