time immemorial

  1. the distant past beyond memory
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  • From time immemorial, countries have competed with each other.
  • From time immemorial we have been passing through many, many species of life.
  • Since time immemorial man has caught fish and whales, but in the past three decades a rum situation has emerged.
  • But as it has been the custom from time immemorial for rewards to be offered for shedders of human blood, and many men whose respectability cannot be questioned have received rewards for services so rendered, I think that I shall pocket my share, and consider all three of you very weak and spleeny not to do the same. The Gold Hunters' Adventures Or, Life in Australia
  • Rome and the Campagna have been afflicted, from time immemorial, by two plagues, mendicity and brigandage, which after having infected the district with more or less violence for nearly twenty centuries, have been finally thoroughly extirpated by the Italian national government, and relegated to a place among the legends of the past.
  • Water wheels of various forms for this purpose have been used from time immemorial in Europe, Asia and Egypt, where the record gives examples of wheels of the noria class from 30 to 90 feet in diameter; the term Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891
  • It is legendary in its use as a magical cure-all and has been used as food or a remedy since time immemorial.
  • Her family had farmed that land since time immemorial.
  • Pliny, in his third book, says that from time immemorial the people of the southern coasts of Spain believed that the sea had forced a passage between Calpe and Abila: “Indigenæ columnas Herculis vocant, creduntque per fossas exclusa antea admisisse maria, et rerum naturæ mutasse faciem.” A Philosophical Dictionary
  • Whether or not Witchcraft was handed down in an unbroken line from time immemorial or whether there was ever a golden age of matriarchy is totally irrelevant.
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