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long ago



Definitions

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long ago
     1. adv. At a time in the past, especially the distant past.
           There was a Roman fort here long ago.
Analysis
long
     1. adj. Having much distance from one terminating point on an object or an area to another terminating point (usually applies to horizontal dimensions; see Usage Notes below).
           It's a long way from the Earth to the Moon.
     2. adj. Having great duration.
           The pyramids of Egypt have been around for a long time.
     3. adj. Seemingly lasting a lot of time, because it is boring or tedious or tiring.
ago
     1. adj. (archaic, or dialectal) Gone; gone by; gone away; passed; passed away.
           in days ago/in days agone
     2. adj. (archaic, or dialectal) Nearly gone; dead (used in Devonshire at the turn of the 19th century)
           Woe the day- she is agone!
     3. adv. before

Example Sentences

It's not all that long ago
No, that's long ago, but I cant see that it has anything to do with those papers. 
If I had a million dollars I would have moved my mother to the eastern sanctuaries long ago
They use the language of morality with the consummate skill of ones who long ago lost sight of the difference between right and wrong, with the self-confidence of those who have no moral capacity to contend with in their manipulations. 

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