(Phrase). In the dim vista of the future.
On the eve of, soon, ere long, at hand, near at hand, on the point of, in articulo, beforehand, against the time.
After a time, from this time, henceforth, henceforwards, thence, thenceforth, thenceforward, whereupon, upon which.
Preterition (Substantives), the past, past time, status quo, days of yore, time gone by, former times, old times, the olden time, ancient times, antiquity, antiqueness, lang syne, time immemorial, prehistory.
(Phrases). The good old times; time out of mind; the rust of antiquity.
Archèology, palèology, palèography, archaism, retrospection, retrospect, looking back.
Archèologist, palèographer, palèologist.
Ancestry 166, pre-existence.
(Verbs). To pass, lapse, go by, elapse, run out, expire, blow over, to look back, cast the eyes back, retrospect, trace back.
(Adjectives). Past, gone, gone by, over, bygone, foregone, pristine, prehistoric, quondam, lapsed, preterlapsed, expired, late, ci-devant, run out, blown over, that has been.
Former, foregoing, late, last, latter, recent, overnight, preterperfect, preterpluperfect, forgotten, irrecoverable, out of date.
Looking back, retrospective, retroactive, ex post facto.
(Adverbs). Formerly, of old, erst, whilom, erewhile, before now, time was, ago, over, in the olden time, anciently, in days of yore, long since, retrospectively, ere now, before now, till now, once, once upon a time, hitherto, heretofore, ultimo.
The other day, yesterday, just now, recently, lately, of late, latterly.
Long ago, a long while or time ago, some time ago.
(Phrases). Once upon a time; from time immemorial; in the memory of man; time out of mind.
Already, yet, at length, at last.
2. Time with reference to a particular Period
Innovation, renovation, renewal.
Nouveau riche, parvenu, upstart, mushroom.
(Adjectives). New, novel, recent, fresh, green, evergreen, raw, immature, untrodden, late, modern, neoteric, new-born, nascent, new-fashioned, up-to-date, new-fangled, vernal, renovated, virgin.
(Phrases). Fresh as a rose; fresh as a daisy; fresh as paint; brand-new; spick and span.
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