Of yore
Yore Yore (y[=o]r), adv. [OE. [yogh]ore, yare, [yogh]are, AS. ge['a]ra;akin to ge['a]r a year, E. year. [root]204. See {Year}.] In time long past; in old time; long since. [Obs. or Poetic] [1913 Webster]

As it hath been of olde times yore. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Which though he hath polluted oft and yore, Yet I to them for judgment just do fly. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{Of yore}, of old time; long ago; as, in times or days of yore. ``But Satan now is wiser than of yore.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Where Abraham fed his flock of yore. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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