of old

idiom

formal + literary
: in the past : in a time that was long ago
in (the) days of old

Examples of of old in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were tins of old photographs and negatives of nitrate film reels from the 1800s and 1900s. Stacy Perman, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2024 But that art will be made alongside other music, other art, not stacked on top of the corpses of old violins. Linda Holmes, NPR, 10 May 2024 And based on her research of old maps for what structures were in place in the 1920s, Walker said the tent would likely have been pitched on the southwest corner of Tournament and Chestnut. Adam Bell, Charlotte Observer, 9 May 2024 The scent of their decay is not unrelated to that of old beer. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 7 May 2024 Often based in Nigeria, their name comes from formerly targeting users of Yahoo services, with links back to the Nigerian Prince email scams of old. Matt Burgess, WIRED, 3 May 2024 Conversion of old office buildings into apartments, lofts and condos was underway, but local burghers saw the Super Bowl as a catalyst that could create a boom in downtown living. Detroit Free Press, 22 Apr. 2024 Leaving aside the complicated legal questions about emulators and ROMs, this app is mature and polished and supports a huge number of old consoles. David Pierce, The Verge, 21 Apr. 2024 There are cocktails like the Ginger Rose Revival (Lifted Spirits gin, prosecco, rosemary ginger honey, lemon; $14) and the Mocking Goat (reposado tequila, Boozy Botanicals Three-Pepper Syrup, lime, lime bubbles, cilantro; $13), plus eight varieties of old fashioneds. David Hudnall, Kansas City Star, 18 Apr. 2024

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“Of old.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/of%20old. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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