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Your wife phoned a few minutes ago.
The Vietnam War ended over 30 years ago.
How long ago did this happen?
I don't know where he is – he was here a minute ago.
It was ages ago that I saw Mick.
Long ago in a far-off land, there was a king called Midas.
This is the British English definition of ago. View American English definition of ago.
mixed together in a way that is not planned, organized, or tidy
… to reveal a small part of your intentions in order to attract support, without actually committing yourself to doing anythingadd a word
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