Yesterday

Definition of Yesterday

Yes´ter`day
n.1.
1.The day last past; the day next before the present.
All our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.
- Shak.
We are but of yesterday, and know nothing.
- Job viii. 9.
2.Fig.: A recent time; time not long past.
The proudest royal houses are but of yesterday, when compared with the line of supreme pontiffs.
- Macaulay.
adv.1.On the day last past; on the day preceding to-day; as, the affair took place yesterday.

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aforetime, before, before now, beforetime, bygone days, bygone times, days gone by, dead past, earlier, erenow, erewhile, erst, foretime, former times, formerly, heretofore, historically, history, hitherto, in the past, in times past, lang syne, only yesterday, past, past history, past times, prehistorically, previously, priorly, recent past, recently, the irrevocable Past, the past, then, thou unrelenting past, times past, whilom, yesteryear, yore
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