Yesterday in a sentence

The word "yesterday" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of yesterday and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Yesterday

  • The day last past; the day next before the present.
  • Fig.: A recent time; time not long past.
  • On the day last past; on the day preceding to-day; as, the affair took place yesterday.
  • the day immediately before today
  • the recent past
  • on the day preceding today
  • in the recent past; only a short time ago

How to use yesterday in a sentence. Yesterday pronunciation.

I will not shrink I shrank yesterday because I was afraid of the world; to-day I will face it, I will-" She stopped suddenly, and another look flashed into her face.
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He had fought for his uncle's fortune, and had got it at last yesterday without a penny of backsheesh.
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The "Last Chance" had found a "clay casing" and knew they were "right on the ledge"-consequence, "feet" that went begging yesterday were worth a brick house apiece to-day, and seedy owners who could not get trusted for a drink at any bar in the country yesterday were roaring drunk on champagne to-day and had hosts of warm personal friends in a town where they had forgotten how to bow or shake hands from long-continued want of practice.
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Nay, didst thou not intice me to it Yesterday, and I appointed thee to come to Night, because I knew my Husband wou'd be at home to give thee thy Reward?
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How it tickled my vanity, in spite of all my meditations and scruples, when they came from Raithu and offered me the office of elder; I felt more triumphant the first time I won with the quadriga, but I was scarcely more puffed up with pride then, than I was yesterday.
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I met a large caravan from Petra, which rested yesterday in the oasis here; a woman, such as you describe, was running with it.
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He understood nothing of all the words which she tried to say-for her voice, which only yesterday had been so sweet, to-day was inaudibly hoarse-except the one name "Phoebicius," and he felt no doubt that she clung to the stone over the abyss, so that, like the mountain-goat when it sees itself surprised by the hunter, she might fling herself into the depth below rather than be taken by her pursuer.
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It's from Mr. Cobb; came yesterday, but I didn't care to talk about it then.
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And Cissy said she must go to the seaside to get over it, and she went off yesterday to Margate to your Aunt Annie's boarding-house, and there she says she shall stay as long as she doesn't feel quite well, and dada has to pay two guineas a week for her.
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Emmeline awaited the disclosure of her guest's project, which had more than once been alluded to yesterday; she could not dream of permitting Louise to stay for more than a day or two, whatever the suggestion offered.
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Yesterday, after our horrid quarrel.
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Even Mrs. Fentiman said yesterday that she really could not conceive how I came to take that girl into the house.
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She told me yesterday that she must break off all acquaintance with you.
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I learned this the day before yesterday.
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Leo, full of animation, writes an entire chapter every day, and I copy it off as fast as possible; even now, under this letter, there are the pages of the new chapter that he wrote yesterday.
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In a letter to her husband, written in October 1884, and filled with terms of affectionate tenderness, she said: "Yesterday I received your letter, and it has made me very sad.
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The next day the Countess said in a letter to her sister: "Yesterday Leo all of a sudden began to write a novel of contemporary life.
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I remember as 'twere yesterday the feelings, the struggles, of that hour.
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My sister was to have come home yesterday, but has not.
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Yesterday I sent a request that God would give me sustaining grace and abiding faith, and in his own good time give me a situation where I might be able to support my family.
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Examples of Yesterday

Example #1
Presently she spoke in a different tone; a new light had come upon her mind.
Example #2
I will not have it so.
Example #3
In how many ways had it not been shown!
Example #4
Had Nahoum, then, been mastered and won?
Example #5
Johnny Morgan, a common loafer, had gone to sleep in the gutter and waked up worth a hundred thousand dollars, in consequence of the decision in the "Lady Franklin and Rough and Ready" lawsuit.
Example #6
The widow Brewster had "struck it rich" in the "Golden Fleece" and sold ten feet for $18,000-hadn't money enough to buy a crape bonnet when Sing-Sing Tommy killed her husband at Baldy Johnson's wake last spring.