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Definition of Past

Past

  1. Of or pertaining to a former time or state; neither present nor future; gone by; elapsed; ended; spent; as, past troubles; past offences.
  2. A former time or state; a state of things gone by.
  3. Beyond, in position, or degree; further than; beyond the reach or influence of.
  4. Beyond, in time; after; as, past the hour.
  5. Above; exceeding; more than.
  6. By; beyond; as, he ran past.

Past Quotations

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - Buddha
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha

You can never plan the future by the past.
Edmund Burke

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. - George Bernard Shaw
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.
Jack Canfield
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Past Translations

past in Afrikaans is verby, verlede
past in Danish is forbi, fortid
past in Dutch is verleden, verleden tijd
past in Finnish is ohi
past in German is beendet/nach/Struktur, vergangen
past in Italian is trascorso, ancor prima
past in Latin is praeteritus
past in Spanish is pasado, anterior
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