[ US /ˈjɛstɝˌdeɪ, ˈjɛstɝdi/ ]
[ UK /jˈɛstədˌe‍ɪ/ ]
  1. in the recent past; only a short time ago
    I was not born yesterday!
  2. on the day preceding today
    yesterday the weather was beautiful
  1. the day immediately before today
    it was in yesterday's newspapers
  2. the recent past
    we shared many yesterdays
    yesterday's solutions are not good enough
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How To Use yesterday In A Sentence

  • The scale of the economic gulf between the two parties came as two polls yesterday showed that the election remained wide open. Times, Sunday Times
  • Yesterday, the police arrested a nurse. The Sun
  • He visited a specialist yesterday to find out whether he requires surgery. Times, Sunday Times
  • The president arrived at California in a helicopter yesterday.
  • He made the declarations while responding to reporters' questions on the bilateral debt forgiveness agreement during yesterday's post-Cabinet news conference at Whitehall.
  • Two executives of a notorious stockbroking firm that fleeced more than 8,000 savers were banned from the City yesterday. Times, Sunday Times
  • Celebrity steeplejack Fred Dibnah was supposed to end his days of felling factory chimneys with the demolition of the 175-ft Park Mill chimney in Royton yesterday.
  • Remember that if you get through yesterday, you'll get through today.
  • A similar problem came up yesterday in reading a Boris Akunin story called Strast' i dolg Passion and duty, set in an alternate Russia which has revived tsardom, along with its Table of Ranks and all the rest of the imperial paraphernalia. Languagehat.com: TRANSLATION PROBLEMS.
  • Scores of jurors were quickly dismissed yesterday as the judge tackled the daunting task of finding an unbiased jury. Times, Sunday Times
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