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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Yesterday  \Yes"ter*day\,  n.  [OE.  [yogh]isterdai,  AS  geostran 
  d[ae]g,  from  geostran  geostra  giestran  gistran  gystran 
  yesterday  (akin  to  D.  gisteren  G.  gestern,  OHG.  gestaron 
  Icel.  g[ae]r  yesterday,  to-morrow,  Goth.  gistradagis 
  to-morrow,  L.  heri  yesterday,  Gr  ?,  Skr.  hyas)  +  d[ae]g  day 
  Cf  {Hestern}.  ????.] 
  1.  The  day  last  past;  the  day  next  before  the  present. 
  All  our  yesterdays  have  lighted  fools  The  way  to 
  dusty  death.  --Shak. 
  We  are  but  of  yesterday,  and  know  nothing.  --Job 
  viii.  9. 
  2.  Fig.:  A  recent  time;  time  not  long  past. 
  The  proudest  royal  houses  are  but  of  yesterday,  when 
  compared  with  the  line  of  supreme  pontiffs. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Yesterday  \Yes"ter*day\,  adv 
  On  the  day  last  past;  on  the  day  preceding  to-day;  as  the 
  affair  took  place  yesterday. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  day  immediately  before  today;  "it  was  in  yesterday's 
  2:  the  recent  past;  "yesterday's  solutions  are  not  good 
  enough";  "we  shared  many  yesterdays" 
  adv  1:  on  the  day  preceding  today;  "yesterday  the  weather  was 
  2:  in  the  recent  past;  only  a  short  time  ago;  "I  was  not  born 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  YESTERDAY,  n.  The  infancy  of  youth,  the  youth  of  manhood,  the  entire 
  past  of  age. 
  But  yesterday  I  should  have  thought  me  blest 
  To  stand  high-pinnacled  upon  the  peak 
  Of  middle  life  and  look  adown  the  bleak 
  And  unfamiliar  foreslope  to  the  West, 
  Where  solemn  shadows  all  the  land  invest 
  And  stilly  voices,  half-remembered,  speak 
  Unfinished  prophecy,  and  witch-fires  freak 
  The  haunted  twilight  of  the  Dark  of  Rest. 
  Yea,  yesterday  my  soul  was  all  aflame 
  To  stay  the  shadow  on  the  dial's  face 
  At  manhood's  noonmark!  Now  in  God  His  name 
  I  chide  aloud  the  little  interspace 
  Disparting  me  from  Certitude,  and  fain 
  Would  know  the  dream  and  vision  ne'er  again 
  Baruch  Arnegriff 
  It  is  said  that  in  his  last  illness  the  poet  Arnegriff  was 
  attended  at  different  times  by  seven  doctors. 

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