immemorial immemorial  /ˌɪ mə ˈmɔ ri əl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) long past; beyond the limits of memory or tradition or recorded history

Usage(s):

  1. The hallowed saviour of Mac-formatted disks since time immemorial doesn't run on the new systems.
  2. Back in my apartment my iPhone and I became acquainted in the manner of gadgets and reviewers since time immemorial, over spicy Chinese food.
  3. On the supply side, Damascus' prime position on the Silk Road has flooded the city with silks and satins since time immemorial.

News

  • Irrigation Water Shutoffs Underway in Klamath County

    Author: Lyle Ahrens Irrigation water has now been shut off to about 80 farms and ranches in Klamath County. Eric Duarte's access to water from the Sprague River was shut off a week ago... "They just said that we were shut off because there was a senior water right call, which would be the Tribe, which would be a 'time immemorial' right." Duarte's water rights go back to 1864...but a recent state ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: KOBI - KOTI Medford-Klamath Falls

Quotes

  1. "A single bald eagle is taken for the Northern Arapaho Sun Dance, which has been held since time immemorial, and it results in criminal sanctions," Carlson said. "But bald eagles get electrocuted on electric utility lines in Wyoming and...
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: John Carlson Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. Prachanda said: "Nepal and India have been enjoying excellent relationship since time immemorial. Our age-old ties and geography have bound us together."
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: chairman Prachanda Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

  3. "Anyone who seeks to undermine our land reform, itself a bedrock of our politics from time immemorial, seeks our challenge, and we will challenge them, we are prepared to fight for our country, to go to war for it," Mugabe said.
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: Robert Mugabe Source: Times Now.tv

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