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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

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

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Steve Jobs

Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
Thich Nhat Hanh

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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