\ ˈyȯr How to pronounce yore (audio) \

Definition of yore

: time past and especially long past usually used in the phrase of yore

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Examples of yore in a Sentence

my favorite stories are about gallant knights and fair maidens in the days of yore
Recent Examples on the Web The civil-rights leaders of yore were titans: charismatic and forceful, intelligent and righteously determined. Angelica Jade Bastién, Vulture, "Judas and the Black Messiah Is What Happens When Hollywood Co-opts Radical History," 11 Feb. 2021 Sailors of yore sang to pass the time and to coordinate their efforts in hoisting sails and anchors, and manning the bilge pumps. David Sharp, Star Tribune, "Sea shanties are having a moment amid isolation of pandemic," 29 Jan. 2021 Kids pop in a card and settle in to listen, like tape players of yore! Lindsey Hunter Lopez, USA TODAY, "26 cute and fun Valentine's Day gifts kids will love," 21 Jan. 2021 As in nature herself, there is death and, as in England of yore, blood sport. Katherine A. Powers Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Bookmark: When these animals talk, listen," 15 Jan. 2021 The rise comes after the maker of the eponymous device from technology days of yore, now a security software and services company, saw its stock climb more than 20% on Thursday. James Willhite, WSJ, "JPMorgan, Palantir, BlackBerry: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today," 15 Jan. 2021 The new period drama — Shonda Rhimes’ first Netflix Original — mixes the luxurious soirees and romantic yearning of the British historical romances of yore with the soapy social climbing of Gossip Girl. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "You Have 6 New Netflix Treats To Binge This Weekend — Here’s What’s Worth Watching," 24 Dec. 2020 Suzman describes the Ju/’hoansi of yore as healthy and cheerful, perfectly content to work as little as possible and—not coincidentally—ingenious at designing customs that discourage competition and status-seeking. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "How Civilization Broke Our Brains," 13 Dec. 2020 As in nature herself, there is death and, as in England of yore, blood sport. Washington Post, "When these animals talk, listen: Audiobooks give voice to a cat, a horse, a sheep and others," 14 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of yore

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yore

Middle English, from yore, adverb, long ago, from Old English gēara, from gēar year — more at year

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The first known use of yore was in the 14th century

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19 Feb 2021

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“Yore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yore. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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Kids Definition of yore

: time long past I heard stories of yore.

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