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past

adjective ancient, antediluvian, antiquated, back, defunct, departed, elapsed, expired, forgotten, former, gone, gone by, historical, irrecoverable, lapsed, last, late, lost, no longer functioning, obsolete, old, outmoded, over, passed, previous, prior, quondam, retired
Associated concepts: past consideration, past recollection

past

noun ancient times, antecedence, anteriority, history, former time, former times, long ago, past times, preexistence, previous time, previousness, the past, times past
See also: back, defunct, former, last, obsolete, old, outdated, outmoded, preceding, previous, prior
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The cause of your recollection must be both the peat-smoke and the past occurrence.
we answer "Paris," because of past experience; the past experience is as essential as the present question in the causation of our response.
Whenever the effect resulting from a stimulus to an organism differs according to the past history of the organism, without our being able actually to detect any relevant difference in its present structure, we will speak of "mnemic causation," provided we can discover laws embodying the influence of the past.
in the past, together with X now, cause Y now," we will call A, B, C, .
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.
There were mural paintings, too, depicting great historic events of the past.
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.
The Past Lives: Embracing the Wisdom and Healing Power of Your Soul is a guide to exploring the soul's path through past lives as the stepping stone to a healing process.
But my biggest wish for the dance world is that while looking toward the future, it also embraces the past.
Over the past four decades, the Los Angeles Zoo has grown from a sea of concrete into a habitat of 7,600 plants, re-creating natural environments for more than 1,000 animals.
Yes, emerging market economies have over the past few years made some improvement to their economic fundamentals.
Arguably, this fervent historicism is excelling any previously, typically elite-led engagement with the memory of the past.