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past

P`AST , pp. Gone by; done; accomplished; ended.

1. Enacted; having received all the formalities necessary to constitute a law.



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P`AST , pp. Gone by; done; accomplished; ended.

1. Enacted; having received all the formalities necessary to constitute a law.

PAST, n.

Elliptically, past time; as, indemnity for the past. – Fenton.


PAST, pp. [of Pass.]

  1. Gone by or beyond; not present; not future.
  2. Spent; ended; accomplished.

PAST, prep.

  1. Beyond in time. – Heb. xi.
  2. Having lost; not possessing; as, he was past sense of feeling.
  3. Beyond; out of reach of; as, he was past cure or help. Love, when once part government, is consequently past shame. – L'Estrange.
  4. Beyond; further than; as, past the boundary.
  5. Above; more than. The northern Irish Scots have bows not past three quarters of a yard long. – Spenser. [Not now used.]
  6. After; beyond in time. The company assembled at half past seven, that is, at half an hour after seven.

Past
  1. Of or pertaining to a former time or state; neither present nor future; gone by; elapsed; ended; spent; as, past troubles; past offences.

    "Past ages." Milton.

    Past master. See under Master.

  2. A former time or state; a state of things gone by.

    "The past, at least, is secure." D. Webster.

    The present is only intelligible in the light of the past, often a very remote past indeed. Trench.

  3. Beyond, in position, or degree; further than; beyond the reach or influence of.

    "Who being past feeling." Eph. iv. 19. "Galled past endurance." Macaulay.

    Until we be past thy borders. Num. xxi. 22.

    Love, when once past government, is consequently past shame. L'Estrange.

  4. By; beyond; as, he ran past.

    The alarum of drums swept past. Longfellow.

  5. Beyond, in time; after; as, past the hour.

    Is it not past two o'clock? Shak.

  6. Above; exceeding; more than.

    [R.]

    Not past three quarters of a mile. Shak.

    Bows not past three quarters of a yard long. Spenser.

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Past

P'AST , participle passive Gone by; done; accomplished; ended.

1. Enacted; having received all the formalities necessary to constitute a law.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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IN'TEGRATE, v.t. [L. integro.] To renew; to restore; to perfect; to make a thing entire.

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