Yore (?), adv. [OE. ore, yare, are, AS. ge�xa0;ra;akin to ge�xa0;r a year, E. year. . See Year.]

In time long past; in old time; long since.

[Obs. or Poetic]

As it hath been of olde times yore. Chaucer.

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

Of yore, of old time; long ago; as, in times or days of yore. "But Satan now is wiser than of yore."


Where Abraham fed his flock of yore. Keble.


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