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YESTERDAY, noun [See Yester.]

1. The day last past; the day next before the present.

All our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death.

We are but of yesterday and know nothing. Job 8:9.

2. yesterday is used generally without a preposition; as, I went to town yesterday yesterday we received letters from our friends. In this ease, a preposition is understood; as on yesterday or during yesterday The word may be considered as adverbially used.