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time immemorial

1189. See ACQUISITIVE PRESCRIPTION.
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This was the way in which the Kukuana people had from time immemorial preserved their royal dead.
"There are a couple of torn volumes somewhere; they have been lying about from time immemorial," added Alexandra.
In these three dances the dancers furnish their own music, which never varies; nor do the steps or figures vary, having been handed down from time immemorial. All Barsoomian dances are stately and beautiful, but The Dance of Barsoom is a wondrous epic of motion and harmony--there is no grotesque posturing, no vulgar or suggestive movements.
"You must remember," he explained suavely, "that it was built by my grandfather, and that we have had rights over the whole of the foreshore here from time immemorial. I know quite well that my brother gave it to your father - or rather he sold it to him for a nominal sum.
"This dark old square of canvas, my fair cousin," said he, "has been an heirloom in the Province House from time immemorial. As to the painter, I can tell you nothing; but, if half the stories told of it be true, not one of the great Italian masters has ever produced so marvellous a piece of work as that before you."
This is a great tract of a hundred thousand acres, which from time immemorial has been a hunting preserve of the nobility.
"This is the valley of love and peace and rest to which every Barsoomian since time immemorial has longed to pilgrimage at the end of a life of hate and strife and bloodshed," he replied.
What put the "whole population of Paris in commotion," as Jehan de Troyes expresses it, on the sixth of January, was the double solemnity, united from time immemorial, of the Epiphany and the Feast of Fools.
Pickwick beautifully observes, it has somehow or other happened, from time immemorial, that many of the best and ablest philosophers, who have been perfect lights of science in matters of theory, have been wholly unable to reduce them to practice.
'Even though in this country we do not recognise that religious belief, but it has existed since time immemorial,' he added.
'We shall not allow any move to fence off this forest...we are the ones who have been protecting it from time immemorial and no one else knows best how to conserve than us,' said Robert Kirui.
Noting that the peoples of the North Caucasus have lived in peace and friendship with Azerbaijan since time immemorial, Khizri Abakarov, Mayor of Derbent, said that relations with Azerbaijan are particularly valued in Dagestan.