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auld lang syne

noun as in time out of mind

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Auld lang syne” is Scottish-Gaelic for “old long since,” or, more idiomatically, “days gone by” or “time long past.

Take this verse by famous Scottish poet Robert Burns in his famous Scottish poem “Auld Lang Syne.”

When she stands by the bedside of a dying Victor McLaglen and sings “Auld Lang Syne,” it is an occasion for real tears.

New Years means Champagne, “Auld Lang Syne,” and good college football.

But it was a time for everybody to join hands as we did on formerly Air Force One and sing "Auld Lang Syne."

I'm thinking—I'll just come—and cuik till ye a wee—for auld lang syne—thretty schelln the day—an' ye'll buy the flesh o' me.

As the ship began to move a band on the shade-deck struck up "Auld Lang Syne," and immediately the floodgates were unlocked.

Then Auld Lang Syne was sung, and the men of various units played to their billets by their pipers.

Old affections sprang up anew between my friend and myself as we talked of auld lang syne.

I took a ramble outside the old city, and called on young friends; and so caught glimpses touching borders of auld lang syne.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to auld lang syne, such as: aeons ago, ages, days beyond recall, long-ago, long since, and month of sundays.

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