the state or fact of being past.

Nearby words

  1. pastina,
  2. pastiness,
  3. pasting,
  4. pastis,
  5. pastitsio,
  6. pasto,
  7. pastor,
  8. pastorage,
  9. pastoral,
  10. pastoral counseling

Origin of pastness

First recorded in 1820–30; past + -ness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pastness

  • There may be a specific feeling which could be called the feeling of "pastness," especially where immediate memory is concerned.

    The Analysis of Mind|Bertrand Russell
  • In the latter case, but not in the former, the pastness is part of the content believed.

    The Analysis of Mind|Bertrand Russell
  • They give to the memory image a feeling of pastness and trueness which the image of imagination lacks.

    How to Teach|George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy