How is "from way back" used as an adverbial? Can it be used in a present-tense sentence? The following is an example sentence of "from way back" in the OED. Is it natural in contemporary English? If not, how does contemporary English differ from earlier English as regards "from way back"?
I dined and wined and toasted him from way back.
Here's the OED definition:
Long ago. from way back: from long ago; since long ago; (in extended use) through and through.