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Synonyms for past

former times

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after

by

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on

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be past it

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  • be past its or your sell-by date
  • be on the way out
  • have seen better days

Synonyms for past

past events surrounding a person or thing

a former period of time or of one's life

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a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)

a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past

earlier than the present time

of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office

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so as to pass a given point

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References in classic literature ?
And now, again, the clock of the Old South threw its voice of ages on the breeze, knolling the hourly knell of the Past, crying out far and wide through the multitudinous city, and filling our ears, as we sat in the dusky chamber, with its reverberating depth of tone.
Morison could sleep at all in the midst of the savage jungle was sufficient indication that he had changed considerably in the past twenty-four hours, and that he could lie close beside a none-too-fragrant black man spoke of possibilities for democracy within him yet all undreamed of.
If it were not for what happened in the past I might like some time to write a story on the same lines in the future.
Till the 25th October Crete, as all our planet knows, was the sole surviving European repository of "autonomous institutions," "local self-government," and the rest of the archaic lumber devised in the past for the confusion of human affairs.
Suffer me, also, madame," replied Villefort, "to add my earnest request to Mademoiselle de Saint-Meran's, that you will kindly allow the veil of oblivion to cover and conceal the past.
But no story is the same to us after a lapse of time--or rather, we who read it are no longer the same interpreters--and Adam this morning brought with him new thoughts through that grey country, thoughts which gave an altered significance to its story of the past.
In the back of his brain loitered a fleeting sense of familiarity with all that he saw, yet he could not connect any of the various forms of life, animate and inanimate, which had fallen within the range of his vision since he had emerged from the darkness of the pits of Opar, with any particular event of the past.
Eat that and close your eyes and you can look back and tell us all the wonders of the past.
In his struggles to rise, before I have completely extricated myself from him, the pony kicks me; and, as my ill-luck will have it, his hoof strikes just where the poisoned spear struck me in the past days of my service in India.
She advanced a step toward him ; it was not possible, even yet, to completely forgot the past.
Sophia blushed and half smiled; but, forcing again her brow into a frown--"If I am to judge," said she, "of the future by the past, my image will no more remain in your heart when I am out of your sight, than it will in this glass when I am out of the room.
This one, this last night, she might expand unrestrainedly in the warmth of the present, without those chill, eating thoughts of the past and the future.
The nurse had been with them at night for the past week, as she lived a great distance away.
There are some of us now reaching middle age who discover themselves to be lamenting the past in one respect if in none other, that there are no books written now for children comparable with those of thirty years ago.
For the moment, under the influence of the little house of dreams, she was a girl again--a girl forgetful of the past and its bitterness.