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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a long time ago
▪ She died a long time ago.
a moment ago
▪ I saw him outside just a moment ago.
an hour/three hours etc ago
▪ He left an hour ago.
yonks ago
▪ We went to Blackpool once, yonks ago.
light years ago
many moons ago
▪ He left Derby many moons ago complaining they gagged him.
▪ Several colour strains have bee bred since the original black and silver variety came out on the market many moons ago.
▪ When I got my first laser printer many moons ago, my bank manager almost had a heart attack.
▪ "When did you hurt your back?" "About a fortnight ago".
▪ "When did you live in Germany?" "Oh, it was a long time ago."
▪ Did you see that program about genetics that was on a little while ago?
▪ George went out half an hour ago. Can I have him call you back?
▪ How long ago did you buy the computer?
▪ How long ago was that, Dad?
▪ I had my keys a minute ago, and now I can't find them.
▪ I met your father once, a long time ago.
▪ Lucy's aunt died a few months ago.
▪ Michael left the office 20 minutes ago.
▪ Michael left the office about half an hour ago.
▪ My daughter was married just over a year ago.
▪ Pauline wrote to me once, but that was ages ago.
▪ We went down to see a show in London not so long ago.
▪ After all, he was supposed to have been hanged half a century ago.
▪ Even their twittering seems fairly low-key compared with the excited sounds they made just a few weeks ago.
▪ That was less than three and a half hours ago, but it might have been years.
▪ The company a year ago changed its reporting period to a fiscal year that ends March 31 from a calendar year.
▪ The good ole boys had their day two years ago.
▪ The gun was pieced together over twenty years ago by Caltech geophysicist Tom Ahrens.
▪ The only thing we ever get is old, stale news about where they used to be, some time ago.
▪ Thirty years ago 33 % of university students were female; now there are more women than men.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ago \A*go"\, a. & adv. [OE. ago, agon, p. p. of agon to go away, pass by, AS. [=a]g[=a]n to pass away; [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + g[=a]n to go. See Go.] Past; gone by; since; as, ten years ago; gone long ago.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., shortened form of Old English agan, agone "departed, passed away," past participle of an obsolete verb ago "to go forth," formed from a- "away" (perhaps here used as an intensive prefix) + gan "go" (see go (v.)). Agone remains a dialectal variant.


a. 1 (context archaic or dialectal English) gone; gone by; gone away; passed; passed away. 2 (context archaic or dialectal English) Nearly gone; dead (used in at the turn of the'' postp. In the past.


adj. gone by; or in the past; "two years ago"; "`agone' is an archaic word for `ago'" [syn: agone]


adv. in the past; "long ago"; "sixty years ago my grandfather came to the U.S."


Ago or AGO may refer to:

Usage examples of "ago".

Sranc, Bashrags, Dragons, all the abominations of the Inchoroi, are artifacts of the Tekne, the Old Science, created long, long ago, when the Nonmen still ruled Earwa.

I respond by pointing out that one of those babies that was aborted thirty years ago might have grown up to be a brilliant scientist and could have discovered the cure for AIDS.

Their origins are a matter of record, in the merger nineteen years ago of the depraved Temple of Abraxas with a discredited house of surgical software, Frewin Maisang Tobermory.

In virtual, hours ago, he had been young and solid, just as Abrim remembered him, his shoulders rounded with muscle.

Glenn Abies to the pastor over there at the WAR church, dated two years ago this past July.

Baron was always very respectful to Mr Aching since Granny had died two years ago, calling him the finest shepherd in these hills, and was generally held by the people in the village to be not too bad these days.

Almost two years ago he had upped and left Acme, Texas, to go out into the wide open world, only to find his own shrunk down to the confining cockpit of a B-17 bomber.

That was quite a victory over a few years ago, when he had been part of the threepacks aday cancer brigade.

DEAR SON, The Lord Adelantado and your brother and Carbajal left here sixteen days ago to go to the Court.

DEAR SON,--I wrote you at length and sent it by Don Ferdinand, who left to go yonder twenty-three days ago to-day, with the Lord Adelantado and Carbajal, from whom I have since heard nothing.

Adin was referring to the last time he had seen Data-several months ago, after Data had delivered to Adin the personal farewell message prepared by Tasha Yar for the man she loved.

As long ago as 1895 it was known that extracts of the adrenal glands had a powerful action in raising the blood pressure.

Two years ago, Het and Jek Nkik had been separated upon reaching their age of adulthood, sent out to do scavenger duty away from the Jawa fortress.

Many years ago, advertisers were encouraged to reference their yellow page listings.

Many years ago, I interviewed for a creative position with a large advertising agency.