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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.Thomas Traherne
- Old English geostran (“‘yesterday’”) < Proto-Germanic *gestra- < Proto-Indo-European *gʰes;
- Old English dæg < Proto-Germanic *dagaz < Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʰ- (“‘to burn’”).
- The day before today.
- Yesterday was rainy, but by this morning it had begun to snow.
- 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]
- The term yesterdays is unusual and often poetic for the recent past, e.g. "all our yesterdays have come back to haunt us."
day before today
the recent past
- On the day before today
- I started to watch the video yesterday, but could only finish the movie this evening.
- the last day (Ireland)
on the day before today
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