Synonyms of 'past'
1 former times
In the past, things were very different.
a 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.
I was still longing for my past lover
He had a daughter from a previous marriage.
He pleaded not guilty to murdering his former wife.
She is a one-time member of the Ziegfeld Follies.
She was in her early thirties, a sometime actress, dancer and singer.
He is suing his erstwhile friend and business partner.
the events of the past few days
The 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.
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.
It's well past your bedtime.
idiom:be past it
usage note: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 past
Those 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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When someone or something moves along, they keep moving in a particular direction.
She skipped and danced along.
Thesaurus for past from the Collins English Thesaurus
The past is the time before the present, and the things that have happened .