\ ˈyȯr \

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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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 Prepare, prepare, prepare Some of the old mentoring rules of yore still apply, like needing to do your research. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "It's Time to Rethink How You Find a Mentor at Work," 18 Dec. 2018 Rest assured, these aren’t the lackluster trinkets of yore. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "13 Bite-Size Beauty Gifts to Kick Start the Holiday Festivities," 17 Dec. 2018 As the result of a publicity stunt cooked up in days of yore, the Detroit Lions always play a football game right around lunchtime on Thanksgiving Day. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "We Can All Be Thankful America Doesn’t Have Putin," 24 Nov. 2018 But when the entire TV calendar is filled with new shows, when every week feels like the fall TV seasons of yore, the importance of fall premiere week every late September wanes. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "There is no fall TV season anymore," 24 Sep. 2018 Creepier even than Teddy Ruxpin of yore, Trumpy Bear has a jarring flaxen-blonde combover and eyebrows to match, and is naked except for shirt collars, cuffs and a MAGA-red necktie. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "How Can the Trump-ified Teddy, Trumpy Bear, Be Real?," 12 Nov. 2018 This year’s Democratic candidates are also more hostile to education choice than those of yore. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Battle of the Statehouses," 23 Oct. 2018 Clearly inspired by last year’s Google Pixelbook, these machines are clustered in a lower (as in midrange) price band, apparently aimed at experienced Chromebook users who are ready for something better than the basic browser machines of yore. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "The HP Chromebook x360 14 is a premium convertible missing one thing," 8 Oct. 2018

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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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Kids Definition of yore

: time long past I heard stories of yore.

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