\ ˈyȯr How to pronounce yore (audio) \

Definition of yore

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

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 Boyak said the Edison House model isn’t the cigars-and-plush-chairs club of yore, but more like London’s Soho House — though that’s not a totally parallel comparison. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 May 2022 As the New York Times’ Sarah Maslin Nir reports, the circus will reopen next fall—and will look different from the three-ring extravaganza of yore. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 May 2022 During hangouts and sessions, the trio would also geek out about — and draw from — different sonic aspects of their favorite indie bands of yore: the lip-smacking repetition of Gang Of Four’s Entertainment! Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 18 May 2022 What followed, though, was more akin to the upfronts of yore. Mikey O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 May 2022 Designer Remy Renzullo took a page from the book of decorating greats of yore (think Billy Baldwin and Dorothy Draper) and covered this Hamptons bedroom entirely in the same Pierre Frey fabric. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 13 May 2022 Social media and the 24-hour news cycle probably place us in a more self-conscious era than those who lived through the infectious diseases of yore. Laura Bliss, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Apr. 2022 As with the cakes of yore, such as Mrs. Fisher’s jelly cake, some bakers like to include a fruit filling in the layers. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2022 Later in the show, H.E.R. harkened back to the all-star Grammy moments of yore, leading a wild cross-genre collaboration that featured cameos from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Travis Barker, and Lenny Kravitz. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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26 May 2022

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“Yore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yore. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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: time long past I heard stories of yore.

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