bygone bygone  /ˈbaɪ ˌɡɔn/


  1. (n) past events to be put aside
  2. (adj) well in the past; former



  1. At a time when clashes of civilizations warm up in the on-deck circle, this 8-year-old heart dreams of a world as hopeful and intimate as bygone Ebbets Field.
  2. It was totally over the top, like parties from a bygone age.
  3. Take the express back to a bygone era.


  1. Author: Joplin, Galena starting to mine Route 66

    While people may look at Route 66 as a nostalgic bygone, it’s actually a 2,500-mile-long economic corridor to the future. Cities like Joplin and Galena, Kan., are learning to mine the historic route for attractions that result in development, much as they did lead and zinc before the highway arrived here.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Joplin Globe

  2. Images of Polk Photo Essay: Nostalgic Postcards from Bartow

    They are symbols of Bartow. Historic old homes, such as the L. B. Brown House and what is now The Stanford Inn. Grand old churches that showcase architecture of a bygone, elegant and stately era.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Lakeland Ledger

  3. Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Embrace 'Bakersfield' Sound on New Album

    Country fans who yearn for the sounds from a bygone era will want to circle the date of July 30 on their calendar. MCA Nashville will release "...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Billboard


  1. "We simply can no longer afford the generous pay and benefits of a bygone era, when newspapers dominated the media," Tierney told employees.
    on Dec 8, 2006 By: Brian Tierney Source: Washington Post

  2. Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in dissent, wrote that "the FTC's case is weak and seems a relic of a bygone era when antitrust law was divorced from basic economic principles."
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Brett Kavanaugh Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. But Wolfgang Thierse, deputy president of the German parliament, said the document was important because it showed that the communist regime's injustice "is not a bygone, completed issue."
    on Aug 13, 2007 By: Wolfgang Thierse Source: Forbes

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