Auld



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Contemporary Examples

auld lang syne” is Scottish-Gaelic for “old long since,” or, more idiomatically, “days gone by” or “time long past.
The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO) Kevin Fallon December 23, 2014

When she stands by the bedside of a dying Victor McLaglen and sings “auld Lang Syne,” it is an occasion for real tears.
Shirley Temple Survived Being the Biggest Child Star of All Time With Wit and Grace Malcolm Jones February 10, 2014

Take this verse by famous Scottish poet Robert Burns in his famous Scottish poem “auld Lang Syne.”
Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster P. J. O’Rourke September 12, 2014

New Years means Champagne, “auld Lang Syne,” and good college football.
The 2014 Dummies’ Guide to College Football Games Ben Jacobs December 31, 2013

But it was a time for everybody to join hands as we did on formerly Air Force One and sing “auld Lang Syne.”
The Last Ride The Daily Beast January 18, 2009

Historical Examples

“It’s just the like o’ her the auld villain likes best,” rejoined Christy.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17 Alexander Leighton

Or the thraldom of the people in “the days of auld langsyne?”
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 Various

One was to pull down the auld wa’s altogether; another was to clean it a’ out like you.
The Wizard’s Son, Vol. 1(of 3) Margaret Oliphant

Stanton sang a solo, and then all joined in “auld Lang Syne.”
The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace

He then invited all hands present to join and sing “Should auld acquaintance be forgot?”
A Pirate of Parts Richard Neville

adjective
a Scot word for old
adj.

variant of old that more accurately preserves the Anglo-Saxon vowel. Surviving in northern English and Scottish; distinctly Scottish after late 14c.

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    old times, especially times fondly remembered. old or long friendship. Contemporary Examples When she stands by the bedside of a dying Victor McLaglen and sings “auld lang syne,” it is an occasion for real tears. Shirley Temple Survived Being the Biggest Child Star of All Time With Wit and Grace Malcolm Jones February 10, 2014 […]

  • Auld reekie

    noun (Scot) a nickname for Edinburgh Historical Examples She is to be found in every street and alley of auld reekie, till her work is accomplished. Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume I Various Remember, lads, the fate of auld reekie is now in your hands! The Great War in England in […]



  • Aulder

    . Historical Examples “I hope in this case it ‘ll be the aulder the wiser, Miss—” said the lawyer, and hung unheeded on the note of interrogation. Bud Neil Munro Were you a twelve-month aulder, we would make a burgess of you, man. Red Gauntlet Sir Walter Scott Ye’re like the swine’s bairns—the aulder ye […]

  • Aulic

    of or relating to a royal court. Historical Examples Indeed, it passes belief how even the aulic Council could have ignored the dangers of that position. The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) John Holland Rose He became president of the aulic council in 1831, but died a few months later. Encyclopaedia Britannica, […]



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