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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 ?
But to take her mercilessly from seclusion and repose--to confront her with strangers, or with acquaintances who were little better than strangers--to rouse the painful impressions of her past life which we had so carefully hushed to rest--this, even in her own interests, we dared not do.
I waited a few minutes longer-- waited to tell her that she was dearer to me now than she had ever been in the past times.
I have been in the past a realist, and I remain a realist as regards sensation, but not as regards memory or thought.
Take, for the sake of definiteness, the remembering of a past event.
For twenty years past," he says, "I have mistrusted 'consciousness' as an entity; for seven or eight years past I have suggested its non-existence to my students, and tried to give them its pragmatic equivalent in realities of experience.
There is no doubt that we do live in a today-culture, a cultural climate that places at least as much emphasis on novelty as quality, with the past receding like the steps of an ever-ascending escalator.
Now, Dee traipses past palms that have grown 75 feet since he planted them during his first job at the zoo in 1967.
By those very yardsticks, over the past few years, a major emerging-market economy such as Brazil, which as recently as October 2002 was considered to be on the verge of default, has made great strides.
Arguably, this fervent historicism is excelling any previously, typically elite-led engagement with the memory of the past.
Relative to other women, bisexual women had had more male sexual partners, and lesbians had had more female partners, in the past year.
Elam's focus on Wilson's (w)righting of history is his vehicle to examine Wilson's dramaturgy so that African American readers can "re-imagine" the past "that the playwright believes is retained within African American cultural practices and beliefs" (2).
In July 2002, the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) became the single, authorized application providing past performance reports to the entire Federal acquisition community as a part of the President's e-Government Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) initiative.
The estimator must determine whether the price developed looks reasonable, based on the organization's past experiences.
Adolfo Carrion, Bronx Borough President; Sandra Silverman, Banquet Co-Chairman; and Jacqueline Kyle Kall, BMAR Past President.
The second prohibition prevents an adviser from advertising past, specific investment recommendations that were or would have been profitable, unless the ad fully discloses all recommendations for at least the past year (including the security recommended; the date, price and nature of the recommendation (buy, sell or hold); the price triggering the recommendation; and most recent price) and includes a mandated cautionary legend.