- perfect with respect to a point of reference in past time, as had done in He had done it when I came.
- designating a tense or other verb formation or construction with such meaning, as Latin portāveram “I had carried.”
- the pluperfect tense, or other verb formation or construction with such meaning.
- a form in the pluperfect.
Origin of pluperfect
Examples from the Web for pluperfect
The perfect and pluperfect subjunctives are of course formed by means of the subjunctive present and past tenses of "have."Practical Exercises in English|Huber Gray Buehler
The rest as the pluperfect of gwîl, or of menny, to will, with the infinitive.
He was an old-timer in the vicinity and related the past, present, and pluperfect of all the residents on the route.Our Next-Door Neighbors|Belle Kanaris Maniates
The Subjunctive (Imperfect or Pluperfect) to denote the situation or circumstances under which something occurs.New Latin Grammar|Charles E. Bennett
Lhuyd gives a pluperfect beazen, beazes, etc. corresponding with the Welsh buaswn, but it does not appear to be used.