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Past, adj. 1) gone by; done or accomplished in, and belonging to, a time previous to the present: “all sins p.” Lucr. 923. “what is p.” Lucr. 923 “things p.” Sonn. 30, 2. Tp. II, 1, 253. II, 2, 43. III, 3, 51. Meas. IV, 2, 151. John IV, 3, 51. H6A I, 2, 57. R3 IV, 4, 390. Troil. III, 3, 177. Tim. II, 1, 21 etc.
2) former, done before a time mentioned or understood: “my folly p.” Gent. I, 2, 65. “my riots p.” Wiv. III, 4, 8. “my p. endeavours,” All's I, 3, 5. “may token to the future our p. deeds,” IV, 2, 63. “our dear services p. and to come,” Wint. II, 3, 151. “my p. life,” III, 2, 34. “my service p.” Oth. III, 4, 116.
3) gone by, over, gone, existing no more, lost: “my day's delight is p.” Ven. 380. “your cue is p.” Mids. III, 1, 103. IV, 1, 144. Merch. II, 6, 2. H6C IV, 6, 98. R3 IV, 4, 364. H8 IV, 1, 95. Troil. V, 2, 97. Tim. III, 2, 7. Oth. I, 3, 204 etc. “for doing I am p.” All's II, 3, 246 (== I can no more do). “'tis p., and so am I,” Lr. V, 3, 164. “had he been where he thought, by this had thought been p.” IV, 6, 45. “when remedies are p.” Oth. I, 3, 202. “until some half hour p.” Lr. V, 3, 193 (half an hour ago).
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