Adjective "ago" definition and examples

(Ago may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈɡəʊ/

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Definitions and examples

adverb

Before the present; earlier (used with a measurement of time)
  1. 'two years ago his parents moved house'
  2. 'They talk about it less now than they did a week ago, but the spectre of it is omnipresent.'
  3. 'He was born over eighty years ago in the house next to the church and died in a house next to the church.'
  4. 'It was like a minute ago that I talked to Natalie and now I am on my way in my Jaguar to get her.'
  5. 'Ten years ago was the worse year of my life. It was a year when nothing seemed to go right.'
  6. 'The owner decided to give it a trial when he got rid of his previous cab a week or two ago.'
  7. 'He admitted that he'd met a girl a year ago and she was moving to Derby in Jan and wanted to meet up.'
  8. 'She had beaten off the disease five years ago after a melanoma had been found on her leg.'
  9. 'Ten years ago there was outrage when he was released for five days to go on a holiday.'
  10. 'I spent two weeks a few years ago proofreading it for him and confess it was hard work.'
  11. 'Its not hard to find stories on the issue and it happened over a week ago so why is Younge not aware of it?'

More definitions

1. gone; gone by; past (usually preceded by a noun): five days ago. adverb

2. in past time; in the past: All this happened long ago.

More examples(as adjective)

"weeks can be ago in places."

"roses can be ago to shares."

"years can be ago."

"people can be ago."

"quarters can be ago."

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Origin

Middle English ago, agone, past participle of the obsolete verb ago ‘pass’, used to express passage of time.