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bygone

Syllabification: by·gone
Pronunciation: /ˈbīˌɡôn
 
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Definition of bygone in English:

adjective

Belonging to an earlier time: relics of a bygone society
More example sentences
  • It is one of the most stunning buildings in the Clyde Valley and clearly belongs to a bygone age of sumptuous extravagance.
  • So once again Europe was simply recalling the glories of the ancient bygone age on behalf of the natives.
  • The Colonel is a self-fashioned sleuth who seems to belong to a bygone era.
Synonyms
past, former, olden, earlier, previous, one-time, long-ago, of old, ancient, antiquated;
departed, dead, extinct, defunct, out of date, outmoded
literary of yore

noun

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A thing dating from an earlier time.
Example sentences
  • There was a full house for the April meeting at the WI Hall when a representative of the Cogges Farm Museum, Witney, talked about rural and domestic bygones.
  • It was he who spotted the potential of the Pickering doctor's collection of bygones, and pushed for the creation of what became York Castle Museum.
  • The astonishing collection of antiques, bygones and collectibles of Lincolnshire artist is expected to attract hundreds of fans.

Phrases

let bygones be bygones

1
Forget past offenses or causes of conflict and be reconciled.
Example sentences
  • It was unfortunate but relations weren't always very productive in the past and we'll let bygones be bygones.
  • Oh well, time to bury the hatchet and let bygones be bygones.
  • He needed to learn to let bygones be bygones, burry the hatchet, forgive and forget, and all those other euphemisms my mom was so fond of.

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