\ ˈlȯŋ-ə-ˈgō How to pronounce long-ago (audio) \

Definition of long-ago

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the past long-ago leaders

long ago


Definition of long ago (Entry 2 of 2)

: the distant past

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Both the Osmo Action and the Hero7 Black can fully stabilize 4K60 video using RockSteady / HyperSmooth, respectively (GoPro added this capability via a firmware update not too long ago). Brent Rose, The Verge, "DJI Osmo Action review: giving GoPro real competition," 5 Aug. 2019 The Trump administration has argued that many of the disasters that allowed immigrants to remain in the U.S. happened long ago and that the U.S. now deports immigrants to countries on the list. Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, "U.S. appeals court appears likely to rule for Trump on ending protections for many immigrants," 14 Aug. 2019 Not long ago, Stephen was one of those young guys pushing for playing time. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Shamar Stephen glad to be back with Vikings, finally healthy and ready to go," 12 Aug. 2019 There was only one, which is bananas in terms of television in ’86, which is not that long ago. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "GLOW showrunners break down that 'game-changing' season 3 cliffhanger ending," 10 Aug. 2019 The latter might be a little unrealistic for a guy who was close to 390 pounds not that long ago. oregonlive.com, "Oregon State football reader mailbag: You ask the question, we attempt the answer," 9 Aug. 2019 Not long ago, the 21-year-old felt the need to silence his critics. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "UF QB Feleipe Franks calm, comfortable, confident at SEC Media Days," 15 July 2019 Not long ago, Henry Boldizsar started to smell something fishy in these algorithms. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "Escape Crappy News Recommendation Algorithms With the Gem App," 8 July 2019 Hofmann, whose TEOTWAWKI Imperial Brown Ale medaled at the Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers in Chicago not long ago, plans to have four approachable beers on tap: a stout, a golden ale, an India Pale Ale and an amber. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sahale Ale Works brewery and taproom will open in Grafton on July 20," 8 July 2019

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1603, in the meaning defined above


1838, in the meaning defined above

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