yesteryear

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yesteryear the time that has elapsed "forget the past"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Yesteryear The year last past; last year.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n yesteryear Last year.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Yesteryear last year
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geostran-, giestran- (only in compounds); Ger. gestern; cf. L. hesternus, Gr. chthes.

Usage

In literature:

Over ten feet of lamplit space, the lovers of yesteryear regarded each other.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Where are the clothes of yesteryear?
"More Toasts"
That youth of yesteryear has come to grizzled hair.
"Fifth Avenue" by Arthur Bartlett Maurice
Where are the snows of yesteryear?
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Lower, and even Middle bars and restaurants were universally automated, and the waiter or waitress a thing of yesteryear.
"Mercenary" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Yesteryear he was mad for the open air, and the games, and the joy of life.
"The God of Love" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
The sun will gild the meadows as of yesteryear.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
Where are the wits of yesteryear?
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
Where are the snows of yesteryear?
"More Trivia" by Logan Pearsall Smith
She had gone out of his life as a commonplace incident slips into the oblivion of yesteryear.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
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In poetry:

Yesteryear
The nationalist street was fervent
like a wild horse.
The rivers were abundant with the spirit of youth.
"I Am With Terrorism" by Nizar Qabbani
"Kin to the myriad artist clan
Since time began, whose work is dear."
The deep new ages come with her,
Tomorrow's years of yesteryear.
"Mae Marsh, Motion Picture Actress" by Vachel Lindsay
And to me called, from out the pines
And woven grasses, voices dear,
As if from elfin lips should fall
The mimicked tones of yesteryear.
"Companioned" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Toll no bell and say no prayer,
Let no rose die on my bier.
All I hoped for shall appear
Or be well forgotten, there.
(Like the waves of yesteryear.)
"A Death Song" by Cale Young Rice
The arts are old, old as the stones
From which man carved the sphinx austere.
Deep are the days the old arts bring:
Ten thousand years of yesteryear.
"Mae Marsh, Motion Picture Actress" by Vachel Lindsay
"Charge! Charge! Hurrah!" rang the voice of Craufurd then,
"Remember gallant Moore that was slain but yesteryear!"
And hot-foot to the fight charged the leader and the men,
With a glint of British steel and a rousing British cheer.
"Basaco" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Remember the Lay's potato chip slogan of yesteryear, "betcha can't eat just one".
Conservatives longing for the sad days of yesteryear.
A yesteryear feel, but not stuck in the past.
The "First Wave" universe has its roots in the pulp adventures of yesteryear.
Design and Construction Both new Rampages represent a significant improvement over the loyalty-inspiring models of yesteryear.
Texas megachurch inspired by yesteryear's materials, today's design vocabulary .
The makeup of yesteryear .
Fifty years of Florida's rich history are featured in West Palm Beach's Yesteryear Village.
Music of Yesteryear , August 8.
The Makaha of Yesteryear .
The Man Who Came From Yesteryear .
The Fonda Fair of Yesteryear .
Remembering barrios of yesteryear .
Conservatives long for yesteryear .
Relax and take a "no gas mileage" vacation from all your 21st century cares by riding the "Railride into Yesteryear " and visiting the quintessential Catskills hamlet of Roxbury, circa 1898.
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In science:

A main argument promoting the idea of pervasive computing is that computing power is monetarily cheap, as the most powerful workstations of yesteryear (e.g., late 1990s to 2000) can be bought for a few hundred US dollars. These machines of yesteryear are plentiful, and can easily be set up as surrogates.
Balancing transparency, efficiency and security in pervasive systems
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