Whereas much is known about the factors that influence the acquisition and retention of individual paired-associates, the existence of temporally-defined associations spanning multiple pairs has not been demonstrated. We report two experiments in which subjects studied randomly paired nouns for a subsequent cued recall test. When subjects recalled nontarget items, their intrusions tended to come from nearby pairs. This across-pair contiguity effect was graded, spanning noncontiguously-studied word pairs. The existence of such long-range temporally-defined associations lends further support to contextual-retrieval models of episodic association.