Preteritness
Preteritness Pret"er*it*ness, n. The quality or state of being past. --Bentley. Lowell. [1913 Webster]

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  • preteritness — pret·er·it·ness …   English syllables

  • preteritness — noun see preterit I …   Useful english dictionary

  • preterit — preteritness, n. /pret euhr it/, n. Gram. 1. past (def. 12). 2. a preterit tense. 3. a verb form in this tense. adj. 4. Gram. noting a past action or state. 5. Archaic. bygone; past. Also, preterite. [1300 50; ME < L praeteritus past, ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • Preteriteness — Pret er*ite*ness, n. Same as {Preteritness}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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