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.]

Short Example Sentences for Past

  • 1. It is nearly half past five. 🔊
  • 2. The sight of him brought back the past again. 🔊
  • 3. The past he could not bear to think of. 🔊
  • 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. S. had been due at the bedside of a dying official ever since half past nine. 🔊
  • 13. But I'm past that stage. 🔊
  • 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. Noble-looking Sikhs, in spotless linen, stride past with kingly gait. 🔊
  • 18. This stroke has come so unawares upon me, Beyond all expectation, past belief. 🔊
  • 19. Ah, they were past that now--all of them--all! 🔊
  • 20. We reached home about 1/2 past eleven o'clock and went right to bed. 🔊

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. The boys saw the loosened bricks shower down past the clinging form in the window. 🔊
  • 4. His face was dark and troubled, as if neither the future nor the past was quite clear to him. 🔊
  • 5. He struggled on till past noonday, but no dark cypresses lifted themselves on the sky-line. 🔊
  • 6. To turn back was scarcely advisable; but the road he was following went straight past the diners. 🔊
  • 7. We need not again recount those dark dreams and inventions in the past history of Calvinism. 🔊
  • 8. Suddenly a young lady swept past Santonio, and glanced at Davy in passing into our retreat. 🔊
  • 9. It was as if he had come back out of that remote past and was present before me in his golden youth. 🔊
  • 10. Wednesday morning we got up rather late and had breakfast about 1/2 past nine o'clock. 🔊
  • 11. At precisely a quarter past eleven the door opened wide, and up came a gentleman in a white waistcoat. 🔊
  • 12. A heap of bleaching bones points to some past tragedy, and terrifies the swerving horses of the native pilgrims. 🔊
  • 13. Hedges and fields swept past them in faintest outline, here and there a blurred mass, which they recognised as a farm building. 🔊
  • 14. The fire swept past them on either side, and all they had to do was to wait till the trail got cool enough to travel over. 🔊
  • 15. But whichever tense be used in the summary, a past tense in indirect discourse or in indirect question remains unchanged. 🔊