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Past, prepos. 1) beyond; temporally: “p. prime,” Sonn. 12, 3. “my days are p. the best,” 138, 6. “p. the mid season,” Tp. I, 2, 239. Wiv. II, 3, 4. III, 5, 134. Meas. III, 2, 193. V, 402. As IV, 3, 1. Shr. III, 1, 71. Wint. V, 2, 137. H4B I, 2, 110. III, 2, 269 etc. “'tis one o' clock and p.” H4B III, 1, 34.
2) beyond, further than; locally: “the enemy is p. the marsh,” R3 V, 3, 345. “I have tumbled p. the throw,” Cor. V, 2, 21.
3) more than: “not p. three quarters of a mile,” Wint. IV, 3, 85. “not p. three or four hairs,” Troil. I, 2, 121. “six weeks and p.” Tim. II, 2, 31. “not p. a pint,” Oth. II, 3, 68.
4) beyond, out of the reach of, not to be attained by: “p. the help of law,” Lucr. 1022. “p. reason's weak removing,” Lucr. 1022 “a limit p. my praise,” Sonn. 82, 6. “p. cure,” 147, 9. Tp. V, 141. Meas. II, 1, 115. Shr. III, 2, 54. All's II, 1, 161. John IV, 2, 86. Rom. IV, 1, 45. “p. thought,” Err. V, 189. Ado II, 3, 106. Oth. I, 1, 167. “p. the endurance of a block,” Ado II, 1, 246. “thou drivest me p. the bounds of maiden's patience,” Mids. III, 2, 65. H8 II, 4, 130. “p. the wit of man,” Mids. IV, 1, 211. Rom. IV, 1, 47. “p. all saying nay,” Merch. III, 2, 232. “p. all expressing,” III, 5, 78. “our weakness p. compare,” Shr. V, 2, 174. “p. question,” Tw. I, 3, 104. “p. enduring,” Wint. II, 1, 2. “urged p. my defence,” John I, 258. “p. redress, p. care,” R2 II, 3, 171. “that's p. praying for,” H4A II, 4, 211. “p. recovery,” H6B I, 1, 116. “p. hiding, p. watching,” Troil. I, 2, 294. Troil. I, 2, 294 “a joy p. joy,” Rom. III, 3, 173. “p. hope, p. cure, p. help,” IV, 1, 45. “p. depth,” Tim. III, 5, 12. “a sight p. speaking of,” Lr. IV, 6, 209. “p. the size of dreaming,” Ant. V, 2, 97 etc.
5) without: “p. reason hunted,” Sonn. 129, 6. “now reason is p. care,” 147, 9. “when help p. sense we deem,” All's II, 1, 127. “my art is not p. power,” All's II, 1, 127 “a wreck p. hope he was,” Tw. V, 82. “that's p. doubt,” Wint. I, 2, 268. “p. all shame,” III, 2, 85. “p. all truth,” III, 2, 85 “p. doubt,” Cor. II, 3, 265.
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