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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

Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present. - Bil Keane
Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
Bil Keane

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

I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up. - Beverly Sills
I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
Beverly Sills

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
J. Michael Straczynski
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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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