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1‘memories of times past’
gone by, over, over and done with, no more, gone, done, dead and buried, finished, ended, forgotten, bygone, former, old, of old, earlier, long-ago, ancient, defunct, extinct
literary of yore, olden, foregone
2‘the past few months’
last, recent, preceding, latter
3‘a past chairman of the society’
previous, former, prior, foregoing, late, erstwhile, as was, one-time, sometime, ex-
1‘she gave little away about her past’
history, background, life story, life, experience, career to date, biography
1‘she walked past the cafe’
in front of, by, beyond
2‘he's well past retirement age’
beyond, beyond the limits of, in excess of
1‘they averted their eyes and hurried past’
along, by, on
‘some of the shelters may have been habitation sites in the past’
formerly, previously, in days gone by, in times gone by, in years gone by, in bygone days, back in the day, in former times, in the old days, in the good old days, at one time, in days of old, in the olden days, in olden times
before, hitherto, once, once upon a time, time was when, in auld lang syne, long ago, in antiquity
in days of yore, of yore, in yesteryear
‘I was told I was past it when I was 28’
past one's prime, not as young as one was, not as young as one used to be
in one's dotage, long in the tooth, as old as the hills
elderly, old, aged, senior, ancient, venerable
decrepit, doddering, doddery, not long for this world
over the hill, no spring chicken
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