bygone

[bahy-gawn, -gon]
adjective
1.
past; gone by; earlier; former: The faded photograph brought memories of bygone days.
noun
2.
Usually, bygones. that which is past: Let's not talk of bygones.
Idioms
3.
let bygones be bygones, to decide to forget past disagreements; become reconciled: Let's let bygones be bygones and be friends again.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English (north) by-gane; see gone, by1

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bygone (ˈbaɪˌɡɒn)
 
adj
1.  (usually prenominal) past; former
 
n
2.  (often plural) a past occurrence
3.  (often plural) an artefact, implement, etc, of former domestic or industrial use, now often collected for interest
4.  let bygones be bygones to agree to forget past quarrels

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bygone
early 15c., from by + gone. Cf. similar construction of aforesaid.
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Example sentences
But to bygone generations, casting one's ballot publicly seemed the obvious
  approach.
But he'll perhaps have a harder time doing so than some bygone nominees.
Therefore, nukes are useless and are a relic of a bygone age.
People approach and want to handle them or share stories of a bygone era.
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