- the state or fact of being past.
Origin of pastness
Examples from the Web for pastness
Historical Examples of pastness
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
There may be a specific feeling which could be called the feeling of "pastness," especially where immediate memory is concerned.
In the latter case, but not in the former, the pastness is part of the content believed.