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Definitions of past:
  • noun:   a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
  • noun:   the time that has elapsed
    Example: "Forget the past"
  • noun:   a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
    Example: "Reporters dug into the candidate's past"
  • adjective:   earlier than the present time; no longer current
    Example: "Time past"
  • adjective:   a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that existed at some previous time
    Example: "Past participle"
  • adverb:   so as to pass a given point
    Example: "Every hour a train goes past"

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