past times

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n past times the time that has elapsed "forget the past"
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Quotations

  • Jim Rohn
    Jim%20Rohn
    “Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.”
  • St. Ambrose
    St. Ambrose
    “There is no time of life past learning something.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Your lordship, though not clean past your youth, have yet some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltiness of time.”
  • Jay Trachman
    Jay Trachman
    “Those who cannot remember the past will spend a lot of time looking for their cars in mall parking lots.”
  • Russell Hoban
    Russell Hoban
    “If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.”
  • John Osborne
    John Osborne
    “They spend their time looking forward to the past.”

Usage

In literature:

We waded through mud and water up past our waists going into the front lines, and once there we had to keep pumping all the time.
"Into the Jaws of Death" by Jack O'Brien
For some time past the host had met with some terrible trials.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
It was a time-honored custom at Gray Manor that Harkness should serve tea at half-past four in the Chinese room.
"Red-Robin" by Jane Abbott
He conversed with them on topics of past times until late in the evening.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
In times past, Jasper Grierson's daughter had known weapons and their faults and excellences.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
The memory of the past time came back with a dulled sense of pain and misery.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
The time is past when the nation was separated from the army, and when the civilian hated the soldier.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
That past time still rises like a cloud between us.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
I hope that when these troubles are past you will again come over, and spend a happier time with me.
"Saint Bartholomew's Eve" by G. A. Henty
I drove past it yesterday at noon time.
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
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In poetry:

Swiftly we float upon time's tide
Adown the stream of years.
Sometimes past hills of joy we glide,
Sometimes through vales of tears.
"No Other" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
With thee the charm of life shall last,
Although its rosy bloom be past;
Shall still endure when Time shall spread
His silver blossoms o'er my head.
"The Search After Happiness. A Pastoral Drama" by Hannah More
And Friendship oft shall raise the veil
Time shall have drawn o'er pleasures past,
And Fancy shall repeat the tale
Of happy hours, too sweet to last!
"Lines _Upon The Death Of The Lady Of Lieutenant-Colonel Adams_," by Sir John Carr
Love was so sweet, but his day is past:
(Roses lie deep 'neath December snows.)
Love was so sweet, but he fled so fast;
(Roses are done when the summer-time goes.)
"Love Is So Sweet" by Oscar Fay Adams
The dream is strong—the voice he knoweth—
But when he would run, his feet are fast,
And death lies beyond, and no man goeth
To help, and he says the time is past.
"At One Again" by Jean Ingelow
To bring the past transparent to the view,
And to unveil the hidden future too;
And of all time, all space, to read and tell
The hidden things alike of heaven and hell;
"Christian Hopes" by John Bowring

In news:

Porkchop the Pig has reportedly been found at large on Silver Road one-too-many times during the past year.
Porkchop the Pig has reportedly been found at large on Silver Road one-too-many times during the past year.
It takes a holiday like Hanukkah, a time when the past is remembered and savored, to give pot roast its due.
For the past several years, fall has been a profitable time for ag retailers.
The past six years have been a time of rebuilding for Liberia, which endured more than two decades of brutal civil war and unrest that wrecked the country, economically and socially.
They're doing a great job reading their scripts, except when they get to this part: "It's time to move beyond the polarizing politics of the past".
Like many of you folks, a great deal of my time during the past few weeks was spent watching the pageantry and drama surrounding the life and death of Pope Paul II.
If You've Tried Purging Products In The Past and Were Disappointed, It's Time You Read This.
It's past time for Congress to kill Quill .
Bow beat the Bluejays for the second time this past week, wining 3-0.
Central Connecticut State University, took time recently to thank the university for "standing behind me" during his brushes with the law the past year.
An article by Jon Ostendorff headed "Rare fish released into Oconaluftee River" appeared in this past Monday's edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Two teen-agers are strolling past a schoolyard, and one says to the other, "I suppose Beavis and Butt-head are the Ren and Stimpy of our time".
"Shadow banks" has appeared 14 times in the Post over the past year, "MERS" only twice.
Over the past several years, politicians have spent considerable time taking on the phantom threat of Sharia law .
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In science:

But, if starting from nonequilibrium in the present we compute the entropy evolution towards the past, we will see that entropy also grows in this time direction.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
S ), Introduce now, for the walk Rn , cut times ci as those times where the past and future of the path Rn do not intersect.
Random walks in random environments
Equivalently: are there infinite antichains of permutations? Indeed, as has been rediscovered numerous times during the past thirty-five years, there are.
Finitely labeled generating trees and restricted permutations
Strictpast-time formulae are de fined as the past-time duals of strict future- time formulae.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Such policies may be dynamic, adapting over time or even changing during application execution, depending on factors such as past and current resource utilization record, a member’s role in the VO, deadline-based priorities.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
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