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Definitions of past

  1. so as to pass a given point; " every hour a train goes past"
  2. ( grammar) a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that existed at some previous time; " past participle"
  3. a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
  4. earlier than the present time; no longer current; " time past"; " his youth is past"; " this past Thursday"; " the past year"
  5. a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that existed at some previous time; " past participle"
  6. Of or pertaining to a former time or state; neither present nor future; gone by; elapsed; ended; spent; as, past troubles; past offences.
  7. A former time or state; a state of things gone by.
  8. Beyond, in position, or degree; further than; beyond the reach or influence of.
  9. Beyond, in time; after; as, past the hour.
  10. Above; exceeding; more than.
  11. By; beyond; as, he ran past.
  12. Having formerly been; gone by; last; completed; in grammar, referring to time gone by; as, the pasttense.
  13. The time gone by; previous life or history.
  14. By; beyond; as, he just walked past.
  15. Beyond in time; after; as, it is past his time; he is past cure.
  16. Pa. p. of PASS.
  17. Gone by: elapsed: ended: in time already passed.
  18. Farther than: out of reach of: no longer capable of.
  19. By.
  20. Gone by; ended.
  21. Time gone by.
  22. Past time.
  23. Belonging to time gone by.
  24. One's antecedents.
  25. So as to go by and beyond.
  26. Beyond; after; out of reach of.
  27. Not present; gone by; spent; ended; accomplished.
  28. Having lost; beyond; beyond in time.
  29. Gone by or beyond; not present nor future; ended; accomplished.
  30. Beyond; out of reach of.
  31. By, as the wind swept past; the past, time gone by.
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Usage examples for past

  1. But the days of Richelieus and Mazarins are past. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  2. I'm only sorry for thee, I can't forget the past. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  3. It has been for some time past. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  4. Saw her go past in the hall. – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  5. At ten o'clock, and not before, he would walk past her house. – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  6. Daphne and he had been getting on anything but well for some time past. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. We want the living present, and not the dead past. – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  8. There was no way of getting past. – William Tell Told Again by P. G. Wodehouse
  9. " I've been trying to get hold of Mantelish for the past hour. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  10. It was a little past five o'clock. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  11. I heard it go past last night. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  12. " It's almost half- past now. – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour
  13. " About half- past nine o'clock, sir; but really- to- morrow night! – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  14. What is past is dead. – Arabian Wisdom by John Wortabet
  15. " What should I say about his past, Monsieur? – The Right of Way, Volume 3. by Gilbert Parker
  16. She moved past him to the door. – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  17. What did it matter, after all, what there was in her past? – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  18. He reached past her to open the door. – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  19. Some one he knew in his- in his past. – Hedda Gabler Play In Four Acts by Henrik Ibsen
  20. Brother, is your last hope past to mollifie Morecrafts heart about your Morgage? – The Scornful Lady by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
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