many moons

plural noun

: a very long time
I visited my old school yesterday for the first time in many moons.
But that was all many moons ago.

Examples of many moons in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In recent years, the mission has turned its attention to the gas giant’s many moons, including the hellish volcanic world Io and the ice ball Europa. Popular Science, 8 Nov. 2023 But even though it’s been many moons since the two were photographed together, an often intrusive subsect of the Swiftie fandom has speculated on Swift’s sexuality for years and has maintained that Swift and Kloss are in a secret romantic relationship that dates back to 2014. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 27 Oct. 2023 In their second, more personal speech, Monáe recounted how their family would support their dreams by bringing them to a performing arts high school in New York City many moons ago. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 27 Sep. 2023 Ross Simon worked with the influential innovator many moons ago and now waves the flag for the OG recipe, serving it at his bar Bitter & Twisted in Phoenix. Gabe Bergado, Bon Appétit, 14 Feb. 2023 At the time, the planet and its many moons were at southern summer solstice, with their south poles fully lit and their north poles shrouded in darkness. Shannon Hall, Scientific American, 30 Mar. 2023

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“Many moons.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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