from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an immemorial manner; from time out of mind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Beyond memory.

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  • adverb In an immemorial manner.


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  • On the other hand stretched less formal woods, with fields for such polite athletics as tennis, which the example of the beloved young English Queen of Spain is bringing into reluctant favor with women immemorially accustomed to immobility.

    Familiar Spanish Travels 2004

  • It is intensely, immemorially African, flat-roofed, white-walled; the mules waiting outside in the wet might have been drooping there ever since the going down of the Flood, from which the river could have got its muddy yellow.

    Familiar Spanish Travels 2004

  • And after Françoise had removed her pins from the mouldings of the window-frame, taken down her various cloths, and drawn back the curtains, the summer day which she disclosed seemed as dead, as immemorially ancient as would have been a sumptuously attired dynastic mummy from which our old servant had done no more than pre-cautionally unwind the linen wrappings before displaying it to my gaze, embalmed in its vesture of gold.

    Within a Budding Grove 2003

  • The editors see this commitment expressed in the purpose of the nascent UUA, “to cherish and spread the universal truths taught by the great prophets and teachers of humanity in every age and tradition, immemorially summarized in the Judeo-Christian heritage as love to God and love to man.

    Philocrites: Unitarian Universalism: In search of a definition 2003

  • The breeze stirs; the curtain quivers; I see behind the leaves the grave, yet eternally joyous buildings, which seem porous, not gravid; light, though set so immemorially on the ancient turf.

    The Waves 2003

  • O my soul, to thy domain gave I all wisdom to drink, all new wines, and also all immemorially old strong wines of wisdom.

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none 2001

  • Then there's all those extraordinary supporting actors, each under exclusive Warner Brothers contract: Claude Rains 'Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, S.K. (Cuddles) Sakall, Sydney Greenstreet, plus respectable though unexciting second lead, Paul Henreid; and immemorially Dooley Wilson singing "As Time Goes By" to a disconsolate Bogart in the ultimate "Quarter to Three" scene.

    The Women of CNBC ��� Return of Seinfeld ��� What's in a Name, Patricia Fili-Krushel? 1998

  • And so the First Ones gave up their efforts to seek out the Elder Gods, and they wisely withdrew from any further tampering or discovery or even curiosity concerning the natures or manner of being of the immemorially prisoned demon gods of the Cthulhu Cycle.

    Hero Of Dreams Lumley, Brian 1986

  • The next thing he showed them, with the aid of special devices on the planetarium instrument, was the ecliptic, that arbitrary band of the heavens through which the Moon and the planets moved and along which the Sun appeared to move, and when this imaginary line was fixed in the men's minds, he threw upon it handsome streamlined interpretations of the zodiacal signs, immemorially ancient in origin, the signposts of the heavens.

    Space Michener, James 1982

  • Holy Empire, immemorially associated with the house of Habsburg, still darkened the counsels of German statesmen.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon" Various


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