This came in by currier a few minutes ago, sir.
Five years ago that day she had met Alex.
How long ago did this happen?
This was only a few days ago, when we all lost our magic.
Three weeks ago she would have been embarrassed by such a conversation.
Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of our father's death, and we made a pact a few months ago to go there every year at the same time.
Long ago, the heavens and the earth split from one another.
She turned twenty-four two months ago and started having all these issues, like she's a vamp.
Not more than four hours ago he was so mad at her that he could hardly speak.
A few months ago she didn't know the true meaning of love.
She's a friend of mine, for I met her in the Land of Ev, not long ago, and went to Oz with her.
"Yes," said the soldier; "but I shaved them off long ago, and since then I have risen from a private to be the Chief General of the Royal Armies."
It's a big city and a long time ago but he saw the White House and said he watched Lincoln eat with two men.
Who would have guessed two years ago that he would become a happily married man?
I should have done this long ago, brother.
All this happened many years ago in New Britain, Connecticut.
Many years ago there lived in England many good people, but the king and his friends were not kind and gentle and patient with good people, because the king did not like to have the people disobey him.
If she hadn't been there in his arms only minutes ago, she never would have guessed he had been so aroused.
It reminded her of those days, years ago, when the family laughed and talked to each other.
A month ago she would have said she might never marry, and yet it had crossed her mind a number of times since she met Bordeaux.
What could have happened so long ago that people still remembered it?
Long ago, before her death, when he'd had a family.
A propos of marriages: do you know that a while ago that universal auntie Anna Mikhaylovna told me, under the seal of strict secrecy, of a plan of marriage for you.
I ate a while ago on my break.
No. It was far too long ago; before I was born.
One day, not long ago, I heard something strange.
Though I wouldn't have believed it two weeks ago, peace of sorts prevails at Econ Scrutiny and with the lives of its employees.
"We've had an incident a few hours ago," he said, with a tremor in his voice.
It was mentioned by the Hindus more than three thousand years ago (and some suggest they even inoculated against it).
To speak critically, I never received more than one or two letters in my life--I wrote this some years ago--that were worth the postage.
"How handsome the old man still was only a year ago!" remarked the countess.
More than once they had beaten him, and more than once they had made him drunk on champagne and Madeira, which he loved; and he knew more than one thing about each of them which would long ago have sent an ordinary man to Siberia.
What felt good a minute ago now sounded like suicide.
The details are just now being posted but the murder occurred so long ago, I think it's outside your window.
I couldn't block out of my mind, my wife's statement a few days ago; think of all the children who he could be saving.
Yeah, and I bet he started a long time ago on his first run.
"She should have arrived hours ago," I said as I poured honey on my corn bread.
My kind always thought there was a way to reopen that gateway, and a few days ago, the gateway ruptured.
"I'm glad I tried to turn you into a rock a few days ago," she replied.
He'd tucked away the necklace thousands of years ago after finding it among the pieces of his brother's body.
He lived more than seven hundred years ago in a quaint little town of Italy.
A long time ago there lived a poor slave whose name was Aesop. He was a small man with a large head and long arms.
More than a hundred years ago, two boys were fishing in a small river.
The gardener answered: A year ago, as I was spading in my garden, I saw something fall at the foot of a palm tree.
"Well," said the soldier, "about two hours ago I was on guard at the gate of the queen's park.
One morning, long ago, a merchant of Miletus [Footnote: Mile'tus.] was walking along the seashore.
They lived more than two thousand years ago, and each one helped to make his country famous.
Long ago, almost everyone farmed.
A century ago, cars were made one at a time by a half dozen people working together.
Centuries ago, North America saw a shortage of small coins, so large ones were cut into bits to circulate as small change.
For instance, if you have a Facebook friend Abigail in Albania whom you only met once at a rock-paper-scissors competition years ago, you will generally regard Abigail's first-hand account as authoritative, even though you don't really know Abigail all that well.
Half a century ago, the United States had three channels on TV and everyone watched them.
A few days ago I received a little box of English violets from Lady Meath.
Almost two weeks ago we called at Mr. Hutton's and had a delightful time.
Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
TO MR. WILLIAM WADE Wrentham, Mass., June 5, 1899. ...Linnie Haguewood's letter, which you sent me some weeks ago, interested me very much.
But, while we were discussing plans for the winter, a suggestion which Dr. Hale had made long ago flashed across Teacher's mind--that I might take courses somewhat like those offered at Radcliffe, under the instruction of the professors in these courses.
She said that Maud was born deaf and lost her sight when she was only three months old, and that when she went to the Institution a few weeks ago, she was quite helpless.
I was in New York not long ago and I saw Miss Rhoades, who told me that she had seen Katie McGirr.
A few days ago I met Tommy Stringer in the railroad station at Wrentham.
She is less able to recall events of fifteen years ago than most of us are to recollect our childhood.
Some time ago, when a policeman shot dead her dog, a dearly loved daily companion, she found in her forgiving heart no condemnation for the man; she only said, 'If he had only known what a good dog she was, he wouldn't have shot her.'
When we first played this game two or three days ago, she showed no ingenuity at all in finding the object.
She came tearing upstairs a few minutes ago in a state of great excitement.
I had no idea a short time ago how to go to work; I was feeling about in the dark; but somehow I know now, and I know that I know.
They tell us that Helen is "overdoing," that her mind is too active (these very people thought she had no mind at all a few months ago!) and suggest many absurd and impossible remedies.
But her appetite, which left her a few weeks ago, has returned, and her sleep seems more quiet and natural.
A few evenings ago we were discussing the tariff.
Not long ago I tried to show her how to build a tower with her blocks.
A long time ago Helen said to me, "I would like to live sixteen hundred years."
This became a difficult task, as her publishers in Philadelphia had retired from business many years ago; however, it was eventually discovered that her residence is at Wilmington, Delaware, and copies of the second edition of the book, 1889, were obtained from her.
I wonder if you would like to have me tell you a pretty dream which I had a long time ago when I was a very little child?
Michaux, more than thirty years ago, says that the price of wood for fuel in New York and Philadelphia "nearly equals, and sometimes exceeds, that of the best wood in Paris, though this immense capital annually requires more than three hundred thousand cords, and is surrounded to the distance of three hundred miles by cultivated plains."
He had long ago bought a potter's wheel of him, and wished to know what had become of him.
Some years ago, the State met me in behalf of the Church, and commanded me to pay a certain sum toward the support of a clergyman whose preaching my father attended, but never I myself.
It seemed to him that it was a very long time ago, almost a day, since he had first seen the enemy and fired the first shot, and that the corner of the field he stood on was well-known and familiar ground.
Jenn lowered her hands and strode to the small collection of her things: a towel for the gym, a bottle of water, and a backpack filled with the weapons Jonny had given her when they returned a couple hours ago from Ireland.
Now Helen, in her letter of February, 1890 (quoted above), alludes to this story of Miss Canby's as a dream "WHICH I HAD A LONG TIME AGO WHEN I WAS A VERY LITTLE CHILD."
How strange, how extraordinary, how joyful it seemed, that her son, the scarcely perceptible motion of whose tiny limbs she had felt twenty years ago within her, that son about whom she used to have quarrels with the too indulgent count, that son who had first learned to say "pear" and then "granny," that this son should now be away in a foreign land amid strange surroundings, a manly warrior doing some kind of man's work of his own, without help or guidance.
You should have gone on long ago, now you won't get there till evening.
They've all bolted long ago! said the soldier, laughing for some reason and shaking himself free.
Such a little while ago I came to this table with the thought of winning a hundred rubles to buy that casket for Mamma's name day and then going home.
I had such moments myself not long ago, in Moscow and when traveling, but at such times I collapsed so that I don't live at all--everything seems hateful to me... myself most of all.
"We were talking to him about you a few days ago," Kochubey continued, "and about your freed plowmen."
I wished to meditate, but instead my imagination pictured an occurrence of four years ago, when Dolokhov, meeting me in Moscow after our duel, said he hoped I was enjoying perfect peace of mind in spite of my wife's absence.
Where, how, and when had this young countess, educated by an emigree French governess, imbibed from the Russian air she breathed that spirit and obtained that manner which the pas de chale * would, one would have supposed, long ago have effaced?
"If Mary is already persuading me to forgive, it means that I ought long ago to have punished him," he thought.
"But two days ago this suddenly happened," said Natasha, struggling with her sobs.
Only when the army had got there, as the result of innumerable and varying forces, did people begin to assure themselves that they had desired this movement and long ago foreseen its result.
"Oh, yes, long ago before this happened I did for some reason mean to go to Petersburg," he reflected.
It is the reason why the life and activity of people who lived centuries ago and are connected with me in time cannot seem to me as free as the life of a contemporary, the consequences of which are still unknown to me.
Long ago she had learned to ignore the second glances, open stares, and sometimes even suggestive leers of men.
A few weeks ago we were only friends, and now...
I was so busy following the road map I made so many years ago that I didn't notice it was outdated.
A few months ago she wouldn't have realized that forgiving her father was important to her marriage – but then, a few months ago she didn't know Chauncey.
I'll tell you what's going on; he read about this place in a book, maybe a long time ago, and now he's dreaming about it.
Mother's about two thousand years old; but she carelessly lost track of her age a few centuries ago and skipped several hundreds.
Two hundred years ago there lived in Boston a little boy whose name was Benjamin Franklin.
Some years ago, a few people taking Wellbutrin reported that their cravings for cigarettes diminished.
As I observed a few pages ago in "Let Robots Be Robots," an intelligent system like this won't be creepy because we do not want it to be creepy.
Many years ago, before people came to live on the earth, great trees and tall grasses and huge ferns and all the beautiful flowers cover the earth.
Still we live meanly, like ants; though the fable tells us that we were long ago changed into men; like pygmies we fight with cranes; it is error upon error, and clout upon clout, and our best virtue has for its occasion a superfluous and evitable wretchedness.
I should long ago have joined the archduke.
Similarly a man who committed a murder twenty years ago and has since lived peaceably and harmlessly in society seems less guilty and his action more due to the law of inevitability, to someone who considers his action after twenty years have elapsed than to one who examined it the day after it was committed.
When the visions are decades ago, that's one thing.
An hour ago I saw chaos that resulted from lies, half-truths and secrets.
A few hours ago, my wife was calling Molly's mother Julie a bitch, now, with a quickly appointed kinship, she was her assigned sister!
He pulled out not long ago; him and the family.
After a childhood filled with foster homes, she feared getting too comfortable, even in the home of the man who adopted her twelve years ago, when she was ten.
A long time ago, there was a battle so horrible it threatened to destroy the whole universe.
Thousands of years ago the greatest country, in the world was Egypt.
A long time ago there lived, in Pennsylvania, a little boy whose name was Benjamin West.
A thousand years ago boys and girls did not learn to read.
He lived two hundred years ago, and was famous for his courage in defending his country.
"I wonder why we didn't think of something like that long ago," said his father.
A year ago he was so poor that he had scarcely clothes for his back.
Long ago, before Gutenberg, if you wanted to know something, you had to memorize it.
Twenty-five years ago, I had never seen a mobile phone.
Yes, I knew it long ago but had forgotten.
"A staff officer was here a minute ago, but skipped off," said an artilleryman to Prince Andrew.
"He was here a minute ago but has just gone that way," someone told him, pointing to the right.
The princess understood what Natasha had meant by the words: "two days ago this suddenly happened."
For if I examine an action committed a second ago I must still recognize it as not being free, for it is irrevocably linked to the moment at which it was committed.
What felt comfortable only moments ago now seemed bold and foolish.
Only a few minutes ago she had flaunted death.
Just half a century ago, Americans on average spent more than 20 percent of their income on food.
She has long ago taken her resolution.
But if Quinn got drunk and slept with Betsy, like years ago, you'd understand and forgive her, wouldn't you?
She'd left town a year ago to get away from two heartbreaks: Papa's death and Aaron's unavailability, only for him to call out of the blue when she just so happened to be in town.
The manor house had been built several hundred years ago, and every room but hers was a reflection of her father's wealth.
Long, long ago, there lived in Persia a little prince whose name was Cyrus.
There was a time, not so long ago, when almost everyone smoked.
This was Anatole Kuragin whom she had seen and noticed long ago at the ball in Petersburg.
The words were familiar, the same words he'd spoken to Dusty thousands of years ago, when he'd discovered the youth who was not yet a man on a slave trader's block, bloodied and weeping for the family he'd just lost.
This happened six hundred years ago, in the city of Florence in Italy.
Whether you are rich or poor, live in the developed world or the developing world, life today is better and easier than it was a century ago by virtually any measure.
She meant what she said; she had no friends, but a long time ago, she'd had one whose family had a summer cottage near the coast.