yore

noun
\ 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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The restaurant isn't alcohol-free, but Beebe helped create an extensive mocktail menu that goes well beyond the sugary choices of yore, using unique ingredients. Author: Leanne Italie, Anchorage Daily News, "With a nudge from the young and sober, mocktails taking hold," 4 Sep. 2019 The restaurant isn’t alcohol-free, but Beebe helped create an extensive mocktail menu that goes well beyond the sugary choices of yore, using unique ingredients. NBC News, "With a nudge from the young and sober, mocktails taking hold," 4 Sep. 2019 The restaurant isn’t alcohol-free, but Beebe helped create an extensive mocktail menu that goes well beyond the sugary choices of yore, using unique ingredients. Washington Post, "With a nudge from the young and sober, mocktails taking hold," 3 Sep. 2019 The boy bands of yore were incubated in sterile, controlled corporate environments. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, "Brockhampton Grows Up," 2 Sep. 2019 The clergy and royal courts in days of yore used images of griffins, hellmouths, harpies, dragons and sea swine to instill fear, to divide anxious populations, to assert dominance and control, and to ostracize non-Europeans. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "‘Medieval Monsters’ exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art surveys images used to inspire fear, hatred and wonder," 1 Sep. 2019 Many of the players listed below will still get drafted by owners who remember the days of yore. Dr. Roto, SI.com, "Fantasy Football: Big-Name Veterans No Longer Worth Drafting," 14 Aug. 2019 To that end, the teen-oriented, mystery-of-the-week B-stories from Veronica Mars of yore are gone. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "No marshmallows here: Veronica Mars season 4 pulls no punches," 31 July 2019 The two-tiered Arles Arena, modeled after Rome’s Coliseum, invites spectators to watch spectacles and concerts, including summer Tuesdays when theatrical and sporting events pay homage to the chariot-racing, gladiatorial days of yore. Kimberley Lovato, National Geographic, "5 beautiful cities in France for avoiding the Paris crowds," 24 July 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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yore

noun
\ ˈyȯr How to pronounce yore (audio) \

Kids Definition of yore

: time long past I heard stories of yore.

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