Notebook, 1993-



Passed . . . . Time gone by . . . . Ago . . . . Just gone . . . . Elapsed . . . . Before the Present . . . . Bygone, After . . . . Has happened, been done, took place, having existed . . . . A past course or life . . . . History. . . . So as to Reach and Go Beyond or Before a Point near at hand . . . . Close to, At the Farther Side of, Beyond

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1 Past adj [ME, fr. pp. of passen to pass] [14c] 1a: Ago [12 years __] b: just gone or elapsed [for the __ few months] 2: having existed or taken place in a period before the present: Bygone 3: of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense that is expressive of elapsed time and that in English is usu. formed by internal vowel change [as in sang] or by the addition of a suffix [as in laughed ] 4: having served as a specified officer in an organization [__ president]

2 Past prep [14c] 1a: beyond the age for or of [__ playing with dolls] b: after [half __ two] 2a: at the farther side of: Beyond b: in a course or direction going close to and then beyond [drove __ the house] 3 obs: more than 4: beyond the capacity, range, or sphere of [__ belief]

3 Past n [1590] 1a: time gone by b: something that happened or was done in the past [regret the --] 2a: the past tense of a language b: a verb form in the past tense 3: a past life, history, or course of action: esp: one that is kept secret -pastless adj

4 Past adv [1784]: so as to reach and go beyond a point near at hand

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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