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Jan 23, 2020
This week’s theme
Adjectives used postpositively

This week’s words
ad litem
errant
aforethought
immemorial

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with Anu Garg

immemorial

PRONUNCIATION:
(im-uh-MOHR-ee-uhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Very old; beyond memory or recorded history.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin in- (not) + memoria (memory). Earliest documented use: 1593.

USAGE:
“Central bankers like giving the impression that they have played such roles since time immemorial, but as Lord King points out the reality is otherwise. The Fed was created only in 1913.”
Mervyn King and the Financial Crisis; The Economist (London, UK); Mar 12, 2016.

See more usage examples of immemorial in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us. -Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle), novelist (23 Jan 1783-1842)

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