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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See also: back, defunct, former, last, obsolete, old, outdated, outmoded, preceding, previous, prior
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It is only fair, and she looks like a woman with a past, doesn't she?
If in all these past seven years," thought he, "I could recall one instant of peace or hope, 1 would yet endure, for the sake of that earnest of Heaven's mercy.
At quarter past five everything was ready, and the neighbors, those at least who were within sight of the brick house (a prominent object in the landscape when there were no leaves on the trees), were curious almost to desperation.
In this office of charity, Silas felt, for the first time since he had come to Raveloe, a sense of unity between his past and present life, which might have been the beginning of his rescue from the insect-like existence into which his nature had shrunk.
See, here are my two reals," and he bade Sancho give them to Master Pedro; but he answered for the ape and said, "Senor, this animal does not give any answer or information touching things that are to come; of things past he knows something, and more or less of things present.
In bourgeois society, therefore, the past dominates the present; in Communist society, the present dominates the past.
And so, knowing his master and many of his past deeds, knowing, too, a great deal about the plans of Malbihn and Baynes that had been overheard by himself, or other servants; and knowing well from the gossip of the head-men that half of Malbihn's party lay in camp by the great river far to the west, it was not difficult for the boy to put two and two together and arrive at four as the sum--the four being represented by a firm conviction that his master had deceived the other white man and taken the latter's woman to his western camp, leaving the other to suffer capture and punishment at the hands of the Big Bwana whom all feared.
I got a com- partment to myself, and sat with folded arms, looking greyly at the sunlit devastation that flowed past the windows.
Shorn by the frost with crystal blade, The dry leaves, scattered, fall at last; Among the valleys of Wu Chan Cold winds of death go wailing past.
At least it might have been thought that Anna would have confessed HER share in the past.
And when these little boys and girls stole forth again from the dark, mysterious mansion, they went bewildered, full of old feelings that graver people had long ago forgotten, rubbing their eyes at the world around them as if they had gone astray into ancient times, and become children of the past.
Summer was now past and gone, and the better part of autumn likewise.