Students compare and contrast causes for extinction, past and present.
Between them, they have done so at least four times in the past two million years.
Rock Port is a smaller town, but it definitly has a proud past.
It makes as delectable a dish for this century as for any in the past.
Hot spots usually don't last past October.
For Auburn, perfection in past seasons has come with a price.
International university rankings have become a major force in higher education over the past decade.
The company that bears his name is not so dismissive of the past.
You have to sneak past them and flank.
The team found that storm force has indeed increased over time, especially during the past century.
British Dictionary definitions for past
completed, finished, and no longer in existence: past happiness
denoting or belonging to all or a segment of the time that has elapsed at the present moment: the past history of the world
denoting a specific unit of time that immediately precedes the present one: the past month
(prenominal) denoting a person who has held and relinquished an office or position; former: a past president
(grammar) denoting any of various tenses of verbs that are used in describing actions, events, or states that have been begun or completed at the time of utterance Compare aorist, imperfect (sense 4), perfect (sense 8)
the past, the period of time or a segment of it that has elapsed: forget the past
the history, experience, or background of a nation, person, etc: a soldier with a distinguished past
an earlier period of someone's life, esp one that contains events kept secret or regarded as disreputable
a past tense
a verb in a past tense
at a specified or unspecified time before the present; ago: three years past
on or onwards: I greeted him but he just walked past
beyond in time: it's past midnight
beyond in place or position: the library is past the church
moving beyond; in a direction that passes: he walked past me
beyond or above the reach, limit, or scope of: his foolishness is past comprehension
beyond or above in number or amount: to count past ten
(informal) past it, unable to perform the tasks one could do when one was younger
not put it past someone, to consider someone capable of (the action specified)
The past participle of pass is sometimes wrongly spelt past: the time for recriminations has passed (not past)