Agone



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Historical Examples

The woman Ipsukuk fell to weeping for a son lost long years agone in the ice, and the shaman made incantation and prophecy.
The Faith of Men Jack London

Because when my father have arrived at his house, he is agone.
The Argonauts of North Liberty Bret Harte

Gintlemen that came by the coach a while agone, and supping in the parlour now, sure.
Handy Andy, Volume 2 (of 2) Samuel Lover

He went forth half an hour agone with Mr. Vallancey and Sir Rowland.
Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini

The Roger whom they found at last was very different from the Roger who had entered the lists but three days agone.
The Red Romance Book Various

But the electors of Germany, in days agone, had a well-defined use.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great – Volume 14 Elbert Hubbard

Which very thing had been proved by my great predecessor, Dr. Grant, half a century agone.
St. Cuthbert’s Robert E. Knowles

“I am deaf and dumb as you were, friend, a minute agone,” spoke the little esquire.
Robin Hood Paul Creswick

Now will I show you an adventure that befell some seventeen years agone, or twenty mayhap.
Tales from the Old French Various

“The man that came upon her is still in town,—or was an hour agone,” I replied.
To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston

adverb
an archaic word for ago

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