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  1. Yore or of Yoreadverb

    Etymology: geogara , Saxon

    Witness the burning altars, which he swore,
    And, guilty, heavens of his bold perjury;
    Which though he hath polluted oft and yore,
    Yet I to them for judgment just do fly. Fairy Queen.

    Thee bright-ey’d Vesta long of yore
    To solitary Saturn bore. John Milton.

    There liv’d, as authors tell, in days of yore,
    A widow somewhat old, and very poor. Dryden.

    In times of yore an ancient baron liv’d;
    Great gifts bestow’d, and great respect receiv’d. Matthew Prior.

    The dev’l was piqu’d such saintship to behold,
    And long’d to tempt him, like good Job of old;
    But Satan now is wiser than of yore,
    And tempts by making rich, not making poor. Alexander Pope.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of of yore in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of of yore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of of yore in a Sentence

  1. Jill Adams:

    This is not the coat hanger abortion of the days of yore.


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    a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress
    • A. flunkey
    • B. flapper
    • C. hypostatization
    • D. mealie

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