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Definition of "immemorial" []

  • Reaching beyond the limits of memory, tradition, or recorded history. (adjective)
  • Originating in the distant past; ancient (postpositive in the phrase time immemorial) (adjective)

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Use "immemorial" in a sentence
  • "The mountains rose, their debris silted up the ocean, the gods took their seats on them and contrived the river, and the India we call immemorial came into being."
  • "Mostly we are concerned about what this would do to our human rights as a people, that we would not be allowed to continue our way of life since time immemorial, which is similar to what's happened in the lower 48 with the tribes."
  • "Mostly we're concerned about what this would do to our human rights as a people, that we would not be allowed to continue our way of life that we have known since time immemorial, which is similar to what's happened in the lower 48 with the tribes."