Synonyms of 'past'
the period of time before the presentIn the past, things were very different.
of the time before the presenta return to the turbulence of past centuries
Remember him as he was in former years.
my late husband
a faster, sleeker, more recent model
They believed ancient Greece and Rome were vital sources of learning.
He claimed he had no prior knowledge of the protest.
The foregoing discussion has highlighted the difficulties.
formerMy past life seems like a dream now.
He had a daughter from a previous marriage.
I learned from my former boss that it was fun to work.
a one-time officer in the Royal Navy
She was in her early thirties, a sometime actress, dancer and singer.
He is suing his erstwhile friend and business partner.
immediately previousthe events of the past few days
no longer in existenceThe great age of exploration is past.
I think the worst is over now.
By evening the work is done, and just in time.
At last our search is ended.
The money was spent.
Finally, last spring, the film was finished.
Those happy times are gone forever.
forgotten, , ,
a faint whisper of a forgotten world far away
over and done with
We were friends once but that's all over and done with.
beyond in timeIt's well past your bedtime.
See be past it
The past participle of pass is sometimes wrongly spelt past: the time for recrimination has passed (not past).
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there – The Go-Between]The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet – Early One Morning]As all historians know, the past is a great darkness, and filled with echoes – The Handmaid's Tale]The past is never dead, it is not even pastThose who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it – The Life of Reason]I think we agree, the past is over
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in the sense of accomplished
in the sense of along
She skipped and danced along.
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Thesaurus for past from the Collins English Thesaurus