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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 ?
No wonder, then, that the social consciousness of past ages, despite all the multiplicity and variety it displays, moves within certain common forms, or general ideas, which cannot completely vanish except with the total disappearance of class antagonisms.
At ten minutes past eleven the gas gave a big jump and five minutes later went out.
About the walled city the red man saw a huge encampment of the green warriors of the dead sea-bottoms, and as he let his eyes rove carefully over the city he realized that here was no deserted metropolis of a dead past.
Mentally surrounded with that past again, Bulstrode had the same pleas--indeed, the years had been perpetually spinning them into intricate thickness, like masses of spider-web, padding the moral sensibility; nay, as age made egoism more eager but less enjoying, his soul had become more saturated with the belief that he did everything for God's sake, being indifferent to it for his own.
There is something that gives weight to my fear," continued Virginia, "something that I had almost forgotten in the rush and excitement of events during the past few days.
On through the passageways he trotted, past the first door and through the treasure vault; past the second door and into the long, straight tunnel that led to the lofty hidden exit beyond the city.
Across the years and the seas the word came to him out of the past.
My old friend, "now past his work," had been put in charge of the place.
I did not study a tithe as much as I had studied in the past.
From there he went on by the Lycaean mountains, and past Maenalus and what are called the watch-posts of Battus.
As we entered deeper into what had once been the city, the evidences of man's past occupancy became more frequent.
It was a little past seven before we reached the Westminster wharf, and found our launch awaiting us.
Nicholl's chronometer marked twenty minutes past ten P.
If I set to work to recall what I did this morning, that is a form of consciousness different from perception, since it is concerned with the past.
Most difficult of all in this position was the fact that he could not in any way connect and reconcile his past with what was now.