long ago

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Synonyms for long ago

of the distant or comparatively distant past

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The name of this old book helps us to remember that long ago there was no paper, and that books were written on vellum made from calf-skin and upon parchment made from sheep-skin.
In the book we are told how this story had been written down long, long ago in a book called the Great Book Written on Skins.
And all through we come on lines like these full of color and detail, which tell us of the life of those folk of long ago.
He lived in the long ago, when the world was young, in that period that we call the Mid-Pleistocene.
And all the time she was looking backward to the day, seemingly so long ago, when she sat on the box seat for the first time, her legs dangling in the air, too short to reach the footboard.
We've always kept that `oath' of friendship we swore long ago, haven't we?
I told you long ago that I had never been resigned even to the mediocrity of my powers; how could I be resigned to the loss of the one thing which had ever come to me on earth with the promise of such deep joy as would give a new and blessed meaning to the foregoing pain,--the promise of another self that would lift my aching affection into the divine rapture of an ever-springing, ever-satisfied want?
It was long ago remarked by Grotius, that nothing but the hatred of his countrymen to the house of Austria kept them from being ruined by the vices of their constitution.
Notwithstanding the calamities produced by the stadtholdership, it has been supposed that without his influence in the individual provinces, the causes of anarchy manifest in the confederacy would long ago have dissolved it.
It was plain that Armfeldt had thought out that plan long ago and now expounded it not so much to answer the questions put- which, in fact, his plan did not answer- as to avail himself of the opportunity to air it.
It is understandable that a theory of their 'genius' was invented for them long ago because they have power
The life which you have chosen for yourself was known as long ago as December last to all the partners.
I forget the story of that woman, for I remember only these things that happened long ago, before I grew very old.
There was a time indeed, and not so long ago, when brave men wore garments no less dainty.
Guessing that his brother may have been picked up over his association with the JSQM, Naseerullah said he himself had quit that party along with his brother long ago to join the PML-F.