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adverb as in anciently

adverb as in beforetime

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As long ago as the early 1970s, he had gone on to support most civil rights-related legislation.

Not long ago, however, these outré components would have amounted to an interesting yet niche rap career.

Not long ago, a whole host of artists were plowing these fields—Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Johnny Winter.

For far too long, we have been coasting on a moral authority to which we long ago lost any clear title.

Not long ago, the concept of diversity was viewed as anti-meritocratic—even harmful.

Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.

Young Lamb's big cigar has been out long ago; but he pulls hard at it, wholly unaware of the fact.

That, like the matches, had long ago been used up, and our discoverers were reduced to roasted biscuit-crumbs.

It was a difficulty foreseen long ago in Socialist discussions, but never completely met by the thorough-paced Communist.

Not long ago I met one day in London a business man who, it turned out, was at this school with me.


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On this page you'll find 224 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to long-ago, such as: departed, erstwhile, old, above, ancient, and antecedent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.