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long ago 1

In the distant past: long ago an unmarried girl was considered her father’s property her son died long ago [as modifier]: time has marched on since my long-ago youth
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  • Attempts to transmute other metals to gold may have been made as long ago as the Bronze Age.
  • The Andamanese have a number of stories which are told to the younger people by their elders and relate to the doings of their ancestors in a time long ago.
  • The energy is all derived from the photosynthesis of plants long ago.
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long-ago 2 Syllabification: long-a·go

adjective

Existing in or relating to a time in the distant past: time has marched on since my long-ago youth idyllic views of a long-ago New York

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