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Below you will find the definition of yore, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - time long past
EXAMPLES - Yore in a Sentence
- Yew want yore full money, yew tek th 'hull shebang! (source)
- The internet equivalent to the flying pickets of yore! (source)
- "Ah don 'believe yore f'm Washin'ton at all," says she. (source)
- "What are you-all goin 'to call yore next?" asked Willows. (source)
- In days of yore, AIPAC would never do anything this blatant. (source)
- And by "yore," I mean movies that came out way back in March. (source)
- Now that he is a candidate it pays to remember the Tom Tancredo of yore. (source)
- Here's pics of Tavi and Gwen we're taping them in our mental lockers of yore: (source)
- The weak man, as of yore, is the servant, the doer of things at the master's call. (source)
- Is not the anti-Latin flavor of today the anti-German and anti-Italian flavor of yore? (source)
- Why, yore home wuz in Kaintuck'-till you bust the minister's winder en had ter vamoose! (source)
- Ironically, the Vida Fitness at 15th and P was built underground, like the gyms of yore. (source)
- Downtown Morelia, moribund by night in days of yore, is seeing a revitalization by some new entrants. (source)
- Like the Serbs of yore, we Israelis continue thinking it's the world that is wrong, and only we who are right. (source)
- "Let me call yore attention to the trained coyotes, ladies an 'gents," remarked Johnny in a deep, solemn voice. (source)
- "An 'what is yore destination, suh?" cries she pertly, showing neat little teeth and bright eyes behind the veil. (source)
- "It is whah they'd have you, suh, if they caught you teachin 'any o' those railroad accidents o 'yore's to the young." (source)
- He probably couldn't fill a medium-size concert hall, but he's still making music that goes beyond rehashing the greatest hits of yore. (source)
- I never got the impression that he was trying to say that the Progressivism of yore is similar to EITHER liberalism or modern progressivism. (source)
- Spotted Tail has a straight tongue; then agin, Sioux kin be mean varmints-'thout I wuz here, they'd ha 'had yore hoss an' traps for sho ', mebbe yore ha'r, too. (source)
- Now gold's fans include not just the day traders and survivalists of yore but conservative people looking for a hedge against inflation or a long-term investment. (source)
- While these financing packages are still a far cry from those arranged for the megadeals of yore, the staple is quietly showing up in a number of new transactions. (source)
- The result is often an awkward presentation and verbiage that would confuse Norm Crosby (if you remember that comedian of yore, give yourself three no spin points). (source)
- Head to the formal dining room in the rear, as the lair functions as a time machine to a New York of yore: bricks, low lighting and whispered conversations among suited patrons. (source)
- Simply put, people have discovered -- albeit by circumstance -- that they actually prefer their pared down, leisure-oriented purchases to the more lavish consumption patterns of yore. (source)
- In his spiel-cum-disarming-stand-up-routine afterwards he explained how, in days of yore, Ripon householders would pay a small amount to the hornblower as the city's gates were closed. (source)
- Lots-O 'was the subject of a viral campaign some weeks back, when "McCrazy commercials" featured the bear in a' 80s-style "ad" -- along with 17 real kiddie commercials from decades of yore. (source)
- The house you sell here will buy you a trailer there and you can sit around on "yore" plastic lawn chair under "yore" plastic retractable awning and go, "Whooee these hyar radishes sho 'is good. (source)
- But I have bought one nightgown pattern, which I thought would work well as a dress - even many nightgowns of yore seem to have more interesting designs than many dresses of... whatever the opposite of "yore" is. (source)
- This feature is like the Loopt of yore, meaning it provides you with implicit location-sharing options so you can always share your whereabouts with a set group of friends without needing to check in to locations. (source)
- What's more, most Wall Street firms are now global publicly held companies, not the private partnerships of yore, meaning a CEO must be skilled both in presenting the public face of a company and understanding the nitty-gritty of finance. (source)
- Like days of yore when athletes would race horses, celebs would appear in sulkies and the legendary publicist Irving Rudd purposely misspelled the name of the track on its outside, the facility is still finding ways to set itself apart and draw attention. (source)
- Every year, by tacit agreement with the public, Hollywood is expected to produce at least one surprise hit, one out-of-nowhere dark horse or, in a pinch, one cunningly hyped movie that either exhumes a noted actor from the grave or greases the skids so some solid journeyman can ascend to the ranks of the Oscar Winners of yore. (source)
- I for one approve of this measure: by encouraging the police to become more and more authoritarian -- to the point where we will all have to move en masse into a giant prison -- it will bring about the Glorious Revolution II and thus a bloodless end to the police as an organzined force and return of the humble amateur City Watchman of yore. (source)
- McCain can do what he likes, and I'd certainly appreciate the re-emergence of the John McCain of ancient yore, but realistically speaking, he finds himself caught between a Democratic caucus that doesn't much trust him anymore and his Republican colleagues, who will happily embrace McCain if he's doing things like supporting a change to the Fourteenth Amendment. (source)
- As appealing as it might be to imagine, say, Dick Fuld stripped of worldly goods, as Cohan implies would have happened if his scheme had existed when Lehman Brothers collapsed, it's less appealing to imagine all the businesses that might not have been financed over the past 40 years if Wall Street had not migrated from private partnerships of yore to limited partnerships and public corporations. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 61.0, which suggests that "yore" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 14 synonyms for yore.
antiquity, days gone by, former times, good old days, history, long ago, old lang syne, old times, olden days, time immemorial, times past, years ago, yesterday, yesteryear
We have 2 antonyms for yore.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (yôr, yōr)
View up to 25 definitions of yore from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Time long past: days of yore.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) time long past
- (noun) Common misspelling of your.
- (noun) Common misspelling of you're.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adverb) In time long past; in old time; long since.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) In time past; long ago; in old time: now used only in the phrase of yore—that is, of old time; long ago.
- (None) Same as yare.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) time long past