immemorial

[ im-uh-mawr-ee-uhl, -mohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF immemorial
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Wat's thumb was raised to his nose in an immemorial gesture.

War, of course, is an immemorial source of romantic feeling.

They are not thought to be inspired, but are revered because of their immemorial antiquity.

If the Gulf States go, still it is their right, immemorial, incontrovertible!

The human mind from immemorial antiquity has ceased to regard it.

Philosophers as well as immemorial kings, Pharaohs and Ptolemys, are on our side.

Truth and mercy are immemorial characteristics of a king's conduct.

"Eat your oatmeal," said Mis' Winslow, in the immemorial manner of adults.

The hump is an immemorial sign of the French badin-ès-farces.

He is the living Word; in Him was personified what had been immemorial tradition.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French immémorial (16c.) "old beyond memory," from Medieval Latin immemorialis, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + memorialis (see memorial). Something immemorial is ancient beyond memory; something immemorable is not memorable.

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