Synonyms for ago

Grammar : Adv
Spell : uh-goh
Phonetic Transcription : əˈgoʊ

Définition of ago

Origin :
  • early 14c., shortened form of Old English agan, agone "departed, passed away," past participle of an obsolete verb ago "to go forth," formed from a- "away" (perhaps here used as an intensive prefix) + gan "go" (see go (v.)). Agone remains a dialectal variant.
  • adv in the past
Example sentences :
  • What did you mean, then--a little while ago--in the armoury?
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • A while ago I thought to have been as eager for flight as you are.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • Remember what we said a little while ago, about fancy and spontaneous affections.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • It's a great while ago, but I remember it as well as if it was yesterday.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • "You spoke a while ago as if you didn't trust him implicitly," she said.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • A day or two ago, I mentioned to you, my dear fellow, that I thought I had discovered—'
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • It can't be anything serious, since he was so well and gay but a little while ago.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • I can answer a question of yours, now, that I couldn't a while ago.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • Do you refer to that speech by the Prime Minister of Austria a week or two ago?
  • Extract from : « Jennie Baxter, Journalist » by Robert Barr
  • I have lived with nuns, but that, monsieur, was a long while ago.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete » by Madame La Marquise De Montespan

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