of yore

idiom

literary
: of the past
in days of yore
The great composers of yore performed for kings and queens.

Examples of of yore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tartan upholstery on the couches in the lounge cars and the slightly frilly, chintzy decor make the communal areas feel a bit like gentlemen’s clubs of yore; the daintiness of the dining cars, like something out of a doll house kit or a film set — which is to say, 100 percent my jam. Chris Wallace, Travel + Leisure, 1 June 2024 There’s the rounded octagonal level above that, framed at the top by a surrounding platform that suggests a muezzin’s balcony of yore. Jonathan M. Pitts, Baltimore Sun, 24 May 2024 The hulking people haulers of yore have been replaced by much more stylish vehicles that combine forward-thinking tech, plush comfort, and top-notch performance into one ultra-convenient package. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 10 May 2024 In others, attendees could rub the wall gently and then smell it to take in perfume scents of yore. Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 6 May 2024 Some Performance Impact In days of yore, some security suites gained a well-deserved reputation as resource hogs, to the point where users would turn off security to regain performance. PCMAG, 30 Apr. 2024 Today, in lieu of the Great Gatsby-esque lawn parties of yore where swans roamed the grounds, Newport attracts visitors of all stripes for events such as the Newport Folk Festival. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, 25 Apr. 2024 Forgo the platform sole of yore in lieu of a thin one; the thickness of the strap to be determined by your destination. Talia Abbas, Vogue, 22 Mar. 2024 Harking back to those erotic thrillers of yore, especially from the 1980s and 90s, writer-director Joy Wilkinson’s 7 Keys, her debut feature, starts out full of promise and potential — much like the impromptu hook-up that gets the plot rolling. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2024

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“Of yore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/of%20yore. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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