Old lang syne

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Old lang syne See Auld lang syne.
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Usage

In literature:

I had half a mind to hang up two stockings at uncle's bed, for the sake of dear old lang syne.
"At the Mercy of Tiberius" by August Evans Wilson
Have you forgotten the days of old lang syne?
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
At midnight we turned out the gas and sang a stanza or two of "Auld Lang Syne" by way of farewell to the old year.
"Recollections of a Varied Life" by George Cary Eggleston
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In news:

The words for the most commonly sung song for English-speakers on New Year's eve, "Auld Lang Syne ," come from an old Scottish ditty that was first published by the poet Robert Burns in 1796.
The direct translation of "Auld Lang Syne " is "old long since," which we now interpret as "for days gone by" or "for the sake of old times.
"Auld Lang Syne" literally means "old long past" or simply, "the good old days ".
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