Past in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Past

Having already happened; in the past; finished. [from 14th c.] | (postmodifier) Following expressions of time to indicate how long ago something happened; ago. [from 15th c.] | Of a period of time: having just gone by; previous. [from 15th c.] | (grammar) Of a tense, expressing action that has already happened or a previously-existing state. [from 18th c.] | Beyond in place, quantity or time.

Short Sentences for Past

  • 1. It is nearly half past five. 🔊
  • 2. The past he could not bear to think of. 🔊
  • 3. The sight of him brought back the past again. 🔊
  • 4. At half past six Randy was nervous and a little put out. 🔊
  • 5. But Mr. Horton was past being angry. 🔊
  • 6. It was past one o'clock. 🔊
  • 7. All his past coldness and neglect were forgotten in his present sufferings. 🔊
  • 8. No character in this book was drawn from any actual person past or present. 🔊
  • 9. Constantly some one hurrying past nearly upset me, bustling out or pushing in. 🔊
  • 10. It is nearly half past five, and we cannot reach town before dark. 🔊
  • 11. It is nearly half past five; we cannot reach town before dark. 🔊
  • 12. But I'm past that stage. 🔊
  • 13. S. had been due at the bedside of a dying official ever since half past nine. 🔊
  • 14. People came running past them from the lower level of the Midway. 🔊
  • 15. It was past two o'clock when I reached the town. 🔊
  • 16. Randy could not resist the temptation of taking a run past the National. 🔊
  • 17. This stroke has come so unawares upon me, Beyond all expectation, past belief. 🔊

How to use Past in Sentences?

  • 1. The wind blew a piece of paper past me and it lodged against a wall of a house. 🔊
  • 2. I thought of the past life of the sisters, and returned her kiss with tenderness. 🔊
  • 3. His face was dark and troubled, as if neither the future nor the past was quite clear to him. 🔊
  • 4. To turn back was scarcely advisable; but the road he was following went straight past the diners. 🔊
  • 5. We need not again recount those dark dreams and inventions in the past history of Calvinism. 🔊