olden olden  /ˈoʊl dən/


  • (adj) long past


  1. But it wasn't only in olden times that Americans have coped with breathtaking flux and successfully undertaken dramatic change.
  2. In olden times, mainly the late 1990s, faith in Greenspan's omnipotence was expressed almost exclusively in positive terms.
  3. Schoolma'am Marie Campbell, who put together this book, was pleasured a heap to sit alistening to the olden tales and to write them down so they would keep.


  1. Beers of summer

    To ferment lagers during the Middle Ages, German brewers would stow casks in caves across the hinterlands to exploit the dry, cold environs within – or, as Orlandoans mired in the sweltering Central Florida summer might describe that setting, “Heaven.” Cold beer has long been a useful weapon to combat torpid July afternoons, even in the olden days, but unless you can hop in a time machine ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly

  2. A Machine for People Who Ignore Their Neighbors

    In olden times, people actually knew their neighbors, interacted with them on a regular basis, and stored spare keys with them. This never happens anymore now that human relationships are passé.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. ‘Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston, Toby Kebbel Eyed For Fox’s Frankenstein Film

    EXCLUSIVE : In olden times, when they looked for Frankenstein , there were angry townsfolk, pitchforks and torches. Now, it’s a couple of first-class airline tickets to fly a few actors to London to read for director Paul McGuigan and Fox brass for the role of Victor Von Frankenstein. I’m hearing that the two actors who’ve been brought over for this are Boardwalk Empire ‘s Jack Huston , and Toby ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood


  1. "We knew it was going to be one of those olden-day Origins, not too many points scored," Blues forward Nathan Hindmarsh said of the lack of tries. "We just came off the wrong end of it. I think we rushed a few things and were all over the...
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Nathan Hindmarsh Source: Fox Sports

  2. "You guys can tell me what I can and cannot do," Mottram said. "I'll go out on Friday and show you what can be done. In the olden days, there were a lot of guys my size running around and running quickly. If you are big and unco-ordinated,...
    on Feb 2, 2007 By: Craig Mottram Source: The Australian

  3. "I'm not from the olden days and I'm not promising change like that other guy," says Paris Hilton in her new FunnyOrDie.com online video. "I'm just hot."
    on Aug 6, 2008 By: Paris Hilton Source: abc7.com

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