long-ago

adjective
\ 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

noun

Definition of long ago (Entry 2 of 2)

: the distant past

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Mexico’s once-lockstep politics dominated by the presidency ended long ago. Dudley Althaus, Washington Post, "Here’s what you need to know about Mexico’s presidential election," 1 July 2018 Its heyday ended long ago — when the building housed a Navy machine shop during World War II. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Long-vacant waterfront building reopens as a construction company’s plumbing-HVAC center," 14 June 2018 Not too long ago, this small seaside city had the languor of a sleepy beach town. Sanjay Surana, WSJ, "Cambodia: The Chicest New Beach Destination in Asia," 15 Jan. 2019 And that just happened in August, which is not too long ago. Fox News, "Women who know Kavanaugh respond to allegations against him," 17 Sep. 2018 Not too long ago, when push-button AM radios were infotainment and cigarette lighters were USB ports, all cars had manual transmissions. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "The shift is on: Manual transmissions may be endangered but they're also beloved," 11 July 2018 And not too long ago, Trenner flew to San Diego to visit his best friend, also a musician, who was celebrating his 90th birthday. Bruce Horovitz, Washington Post, "Feel Like The Last Friend Standing? Here’s How To Cultivate New Buds As You Age.," 9 July 2018 Dietland is even premiering in the summer, as UnReal did long ago. refinery29.com, "Dietland Review: #MeToo Revenge Fantasy Doesn’t Have Nearly Enough Bite," 14 May 2018 Defining gender as a condition determined strictly by a person’s genitals is based on a notion that doctors and scientists abandoned long ago as oversimplified and often medically meaningless. Denise Grady, The Seattle Times, "Anatomy does not determine gender, experts say," 22 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of long-ago

Adjective

1603, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1838, in the meaning defined above

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