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yesterday

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You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.
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Etymology

From Middle English < Old English geostran dæg, compounded from

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
yesterday

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yesterday ({{{1}}})
  1. The day before today.
    Yesterday was rainy, but by this morning it had begun to snow.
  2. The (recent) past, often disparaging.
    Yesterday's technology.
    All our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. [Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5]

Usage notes

  • The term yesterdays is unusual and often poetic for the recent past, e.g. "all our yesterdays have come back to haunt us."

Translations

Adverb

yesterday

  1. On the day before today
    I started to watch the video yesterday, but could only finish the movie this evening.

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