\ 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 Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor just started and already his contestants are getting compared to contestants of yore. Lindsay Denninger, refinery29.com, "People Think The Bachelor’s Victoria P. Is The Second Coming Of Demi Burnett," 21 Jan. 2020 Joe Muer Seafood revived one of Detroit's most famous restaurants of yore while kicking off a mini trend of retro revivals (London Chop House, Caucus Club, et al). Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "These 12 restaurants defined the past decade of dining in metro Detroit," 24 Dec. 2019 But unlike the presidential scandals of yore — which left countless Americans glued to their radios or televisions, taking in every twist and turn — this one is just the latest installment of (alleged) misconduct. BostonGlobe.com, "Historically, there are few things Americans like more than a good political screw-up — just ask Gary Hart or Anthony Weiner.," 20 Dec. 2019 The new device is a sort of middle ground between the Mac towers of yore, which could house certain industry-standard components that users could select themselves, and the company's current focus on proprietary hardware. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "You can order the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR starting tomorrow," 9 Dec. 2019 In general, today’s laptops are so much thinner, more powerful, and more affordable than the laptops of yore, and so there’s never been a better time to upgrade. Whitson Gordon, NBC News, "How to buy the best laptop for your needs (and wants)," 27 Nov. 2019 Many egos have collided on championship Lakers teams of yore, with dominant players chafing against each other. Tania Ganguli, Los Angeles Times, "Anthony Davis and LeBron James form a mutual admiration team," 27 Sep. 2019 The new stores will be a lot more interactive than the Toys R Us locations of yore. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Toys R Us Returns From the Dead on Saturday," 27 Nov. 2019 There's also lots of ice, which exists for our Jedi to more or less go sledding, recalling at times the action-arcade games of yore. Todd Martens, chicagotribune.com, "Review: ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” is the hokey — in a good way — contrast to ‘The Mandalorian’," 16 Nov. 2019

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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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26 Jan 2020

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“Yore.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yore. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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Kids Definition of yore

: time long past I heard stories of yore.

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