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English definition of “the mists of time”

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the mists of time

used to show that something happened a very long time ago and is difficult to remember clearly: The precise details of what happened have been lost in the mists of time.
Translations of “the mists of time”
in Chinese (Traditional) 歲月的迷霧, 久遠的年代…
in Chinese (Simplified) 岁月的迷雾, 久远的年代…
(Definition of the mists of time from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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