\ 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

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Now 80, his thin white hair replacing the boyish mane and narrow readers replacing his owlish spectacles of yore, Dean slouched over the witness table, connecting dots from the Watergate Hotel to Trump Tower. Dana Milbank, The Mercury News, "Milbank: This is worse than Watergate — in the way it’s being handled," 11 June 2019 Unlike their party-hearty counterparts of yore, today's professional skater is more likely to down shots of wheat grass, not whiskey. Barbara Odanaka, latimes.com, "A guide to L.A.’s best skate parks," 7 June 2019 Earlier this week, however, The Pioneer Woman Mercantile instagram account led us on a trip down memory lane with two photos of The Merc — one in the current day, and the other in days of yore. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "See What The Pioneer Woman Mercantile Looked Like Over 100 Years Ago," 7 June 2019 This is true of the Life Alert necklace of yore and some fall-detection startups today. Joseph F. Coughlin And Luke Yoquinto, WSJ, "Technology for Older People Doesn’t Have to Be Ugly," 14 Oct. 2018 Entering the event, guests were at once transported from West 50th Street to the Wild Wild West of Hollywood’s yore. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Ballroom Marfa and Max Mara Host a Riotous Spaghetti Western Gala," 7 Nov. 2018 The gala dinner was set in a not-in-use gallery that was wallpapered with party pics of yore (many of the smiles belonged to faces in the room that very night). Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Michael R. Bloomberg Was Honored at the Whitney Museum’s Gala and Studio Party," 14 Apr. 2019 Living > Parties As one of the few remaining art-house theaters to evoke New York's movie palaces of yore, the Metrograph has no trouble bringing out an A-list crowd to celebrate its anniversaries. Keaton Bell, Vogue, "The Coolest New Yorkers Came Out to Celebrate the Metrograph Theater's Third Birthday," 25 Mar. 2019 At Junya Watanabe, the male models were not A-list actors or supermodels of yore. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "In the Year of the Runway Zaddy, Where Are the MILFs?," 4 Feb. 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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\ ˈyȯr How to pronounce yore (audio) \

Kids Definition of yore

: time long past I heard stories of yore.

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