Yore, or of Yore. adv. [ᵹoᵹaꞃa, 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.
- Of old time; long ago.
Thee bright-ey'd Vesta long of yore
To solitary Saturn bore. 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. 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. Pope.