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Origin of past

1250–1300; Middle English; variant spelling of passed, past participle of pass

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH past

passed, past , paste
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How to use past in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for past

Word Origin for past

C14: from passed, past participle of pass

usage for past

The past participle of pass is sometimes wrongly spelt past: the time for recriminations has passed (not past)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with past

past

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