yestertide

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From yester- +‎ tide (time, season, period).

Noun[edit]

yestertide (plural yestertides)

  1. A time period previous to the present; the past.

Adverb[edit]

yestertide (not comparable)

  1. In times past, at a prior time; in the past.
    • 1905, Felch, Atwell, Arms, The Connecticut magazine: Volume 9:
      How maiden coy thy changing mood; To-night thou'rt sweet with smiles for me, Scarce yestertide I vainly wooed Thy fretful features for a smile, Naught could for me one thought beguile.
    • 1889, Alfred Austin, The human tragedy:
      And loudly to her lovers called, to leap To arms for her sore sake, that yestertide In her delight delighted, and drank deep Of her lascivious wine-cups, [...]

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