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noun as in time elapsed

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Founded in London in 1766, art auction house Christie’s is a symbol of yesteryear—and yet the company appears to be on the cutting edge.

From Quartz

Today’s thru-hikers opt for lighter-weight footwear than the heavy waffle stompers of yesteryear.

Booze writers who’ve been around a while may pine for yesteryear, when at least the holidays were real, by which I mean they were occasions that could be found on calendars during which festive drinking might organically occur.

One of the NFL’s foremost historians, Joe Horrigan, is careful not to discount the quarterbacks of yesteryear despite the greater emphasis on the position today.

“The SPACs of yesteryear are nothing like the SPACs that are listing today,” Cunningham said Wednesday during the virtual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit.

From Fortune

But the question is, could a thawing of relations result in a return to the mobbed-up action of yesteryear?

Or a horse and carriage, like the one driven a young man in a tweed suit and cap from yesteryear, as he gazed up at the stars.

There were boyish suits from yesteryear with puffy white sleeves and fur collars worn by androgynous creatures with white faces.

I could use this opportunity to become as stylish and perhaps as divine as many of the heroines of yesteryear.

But here the design resembled something from track practice on a muddy English lawn from yesteryear, rather than high-tech Adidas.

Forgotten were the nine cubs of the year before, and the quartettes and sextettes of many a yesteryear.

They belong rather more to the sort of music that has no more relation with yesteryear than it has with this or next.

The joke of yesteryear already shows frays upon its sleeves.

In that moment books and plays seemed like the snows of yesteryear.

Oh, well, all flesh is grass, and there is no grass of yesteryear.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to yesteryear, such as: eld, and past.

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