a long time ago


: far in the past : not at all recently
It happened a long time ago.

Examples of a long time ago in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First of all, there’s no question that that the language of movies — and action scenes in particular — was determined a long time ago. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 22 May 2024 The real reason is because friends, and most definitely my family, quit listening to me a long time ago. Sherry Kuehl, Kansas City Star, 22 May 2024 Though the prequel film takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, see what Natalie Portman, Liam Neeson and more ‘Phantom Menace’ stars are up to today Star Wars fans rejoiced on May 19, 1999. Alexia Fernández, Peoplemag, 19 May 2024 Minimum starting salaries for new teachers should have been mandated a long time ago. Baltimore Sun Media, Baltimore Sun, 11 Apr. 2024 The Federal Aviation Administration could have acted administratively a long time ago, says Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord. Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial, The Mercury News, 18 May 2024 History rendered its judgement a long time ago on Coppola’s war movie, and its rapturous reception at the fest has become a key part of its backstory. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 16 May 2024 But, yes, it was supposed to be gone a long time ago. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2024 That concept disappeared a long time ago thanks to endless news cycles, social media overload and the reality of the world’s difficulties creeping onto campuses. Jim Martin, The Denver Post, 10 May 2024

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“A long time ago.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20long%20time%20ago. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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