yesterday


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yesterday \Yes"ter*day\, n. [OE. [yogh]isterdai, AS. geostran
   d[ae]g, from geostran, geostra, giestran, gistran, gystran,
   yesterday (akin to D. gisteren, G. gestern, OHG. gestaron,
   Icel. g[ae]r yesterday, to-morrow, Goth. gistradagis
   to-morrow, L. heri yesterday, Gr. ?, Skr. hyas) + d[ae]g day.
   Cf. Hestern. ????.]
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   1. The day last past; the day next before the present.
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            All our yesterdays have lighted fools
            The way to dusty death.               --Shak.
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            We are but of yesterday, and know nothing. --Job
                                                  viii. 9.
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   2. Fig.: A recent time; time not long past.
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            The proudest royal houses are but of yesterday, when
            compared with the line of supreme pontiffs.
                                                  --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yesterday \Yes"ter*day\, adv.
   On the day last past; on the day preceding to-day; as, the
   affair took place yesterday.
   [1913 Webster] Yestereve
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