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past


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Past  \Past\,  adv 
  By  beyond;  as  he  ran  past. 
 
  The  alarum  of  drums  swept  past.  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Past  \Past\,  a.  [From  {Pass},  v.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  former  time  or  state;  neither  present 
  nor  future;  gone  by  elapsed;  ended;  spent;  as  past 
  troubles;  past  offences.  ``Past  ages.''  --Milton. 
 
  {Past  master}.  See  under  {Master}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Past  \Past\,  n. 
  A  former  time  or  state;  a  state  of  things  gone  by  ``The 
  past,  at  least,  is  secure.''  --D.  Webster. 
 
  The  present  is  only  intelligible  in  the  light  of  the 
  past,  often  a  very  remote  past  indeed.  --Trench. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Past  \Past\,  prep. 
  1.  Beyond,  in  position,  or  degree;  further  than  beyond  the 
  reach  or  influence  of  ``Who  being  past  feeling.''  --Eph. 
  iv  19.  ``Galled  past  endurance.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  Until  we  be  past  thy  borders.  --Num.  xxi. 
  22. 
 
  Love,  when  once  past  government,  is  consequently 
  past  shame.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  past 
  adj  1:  earlier  than  the  present  time;  no  longer  current;  "time 
  past";  "his  youth  is  past";  "this  past  Thursday";  "the 
  past  year"  [ant:  {present(a)},  {future}] 
  2:  of  a  person  who  has  held  and  relinquished  a  position  or 
  office;  "a  retiring  member  of  the  board"  [syn:  {past(a)}, 
  {preceding(a)},  {retiring(a)}] 
  3:  (grammar)  a  verb  tense  or  other  construction  referring  to 
  events  or  states  that  existed  at  some  previous  time;  "past 
  participle" 
  n  1:  the  time  that  has  elapsed;  "forget  the  past"  [syn:  {past 
  times},  {yesteryear},  {yore}]  [ant:  {future}] 
  2:  a  earlier  period  in  someone's  life  (especially  one  that  they 
  have  reason  to  keep  secret);  "reporters  dug  into  the 
  candidate's  past" 
  3:  a  verb  tense  that  expresses  actions  or  states  in  the  past 
  [syn:  {past  tense}] 
  adv  :  so  as  to  pass  a  given  point;  "every  hour  a  train  goes  past" 
  [syn:  {by}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PAST,  n.  That  part  of  Eternity  with  some  small  fraction  of  which  we 
  have  a  slight  and  regrettable  acquaintance.  A  moving  line  called  the 
  Present  parts  it  from  an  imaginary  period  known  as  the  Future.  These 
  two  grand  divisions  of  Eternity,  of  which  the  one  is  continually 
  effacing  the  other  are  entirely  unlike.  The  one  is  dark  with  sorrow 
  and  disappointment,  the  other  bright  with  prosperity  and  joy.  The 
  Past  is  the  region  of  sobs,  the  Future  is  the  realm  of  song.  In  the 
  one  crouches  Memory,  clad  in  sackcloth  and  ashes,  mumbling  penitential 
  prayer;  in  the  sunshine  of  the  other  Hope  flies  with  a  free  wing, 
  beckoning  to  temples  of  success  and  bowers  of  ease.  Yet  the  Past  is 
  the  Future  of  yesterday,  the  Future  is  the  Past  of  to-morrow.  They 
  are  one  --  the  knowledge  and  the  dream. 
 
 




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