past englannista suomeksi
1830, Webster, a speech
- The past, at least, is secure.
1860, (w), ''On the English Language, Past and Present''
- The present is only intelligible in the light of the past, often a very remote past indeed.
Having already happened; in the past; finished. (defdate)
Following expressions of time to indicate how long ago something happened; ago. (defdate)
1999, (w), ''A Clash of Kings'', Bantam 2011, page 538:
- That had been, what, three years past?
2009, (w), ''Glencoe'', Amberley 2009, page 20:
- Some four decades past, as a boy, I had a chance encounter and conversation with the late W.A. Poucher ....
Of a period of time: having just gone by; previous. (defdate)
Of a tense, expressing action that has already happened or a previously-existing state. (defdate)
In a direction that passes.
''I watched him walk past''
Beyond in place or quantity
''the room past mine''
''count past twenty''
Any number of minutes after the last hour
''What's the time? - It's now quarter past twelve midday (or 12.15pm).''
No longer capable of.
''I'm past caring what he thinks of me.''
by|Passing by, especially without stopping or being delayed.
''Ignore them, we'll play past them.''
''Please don't drive past the fruit stand, I want to stop there.''
1632, (w), ''The XII Aeneids of Virgil''
- Great Tuscane dames, as she their towns past by, / Wisht her their daughter-in-law, but frustrately.
(nl-verb form of)