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  • 1Period piece — is phrase that is used to describe creative works.UsageettingIn the performing arts, a period piece is a work set in a particular era. This informal term covers all countries, all periods and all genres. It may be as long and general as the… …

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  • 2Past continuous — is used to describe actions and states continued in the past period of time.The construction of a past continuous is similar to the present continuous tense, be it that it has a past simple form of to be instead of a present simple form preceding …

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  • 3past — ► ADJECTIVE 1) gone by in time and no longer existing. 2) (of time) that has gone by. 3) Grammar (of a tense) expressing a past action or state. ► NOUN 1) a past period or the events in it. 2) a person s or thing s history or earlier life. 3) …

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  • 4past — adjective 1》 gone by in time and no longer existing.     ↘recently elapsed: the past twelve months. 2》 Grammar (of a tense) expressing a past action or state. noun 1》 (usu. the past) a past period or the events in it.     ↘a person s or thing s… …

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  • 5period — n. & adj. n. 1 a length or portion of time (showers and bright periods). 2 a distinct portion of history, a person s life, etc. (the Georgian period; Picasso s Blue Period). 3 Geol. a time forming part of a geological era (the Quaternary period) …

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  • 6period — /ˈpɪəriəd / (say pearreeuhd) noun 1. an indefinite portion of time, or of history, life, etc., characterised by certain features or conditions. 2. any specified division or portion of time. 3. Education a specific length of time in a school… …

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  • 7past continuous — noun A tense used to describe actions and states continued in the past period of time. Syn: past progressive See Also: past perfect continuous, present continuous …

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  • 8past — /past, pahst/, adj. 1. gone by or elapsed in time: It was a bad time, but it s all past now. 2. of, having existed in, or having occurred during a time previous to the present; bygone: the past glories of the Incas. 3. gone by just before the… …

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  • 9past — Ⅰ. past UK US /pɑːst/ US  /pæst/ preposition ► above a particular age or outside a stated limit: »More and more people are working until past retirement age. »We re past the point where losing a couple of employees will save us. Ⅱ. past UK US… …

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  • 10period — ► NOUN 1) a length or portion of time. 2) a distinct portion of time with particular characteristics. 3) a major division of geological time, forming part of an era. 4) a lesson in a school. 5) (also menstrual period) a monthly flow of blood and… …

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  • 11past — past1 W1S1 [pa:st US pæst] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(previous)¦ 2¦(recent)¦ 3¦(finished)¦ 4¦(former)¦ 5¦(grammar)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Old past participle of pass] 1.) ¦(PREVIOUS)¦ [only before noun] done, used, or experienced before now …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12past — past1 [ pæst ] function word *** Past can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): It s past your bedtime. I walked past the post office. as an adverb (without a following noun): A policeman walked past. Months went… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13past — [[t]pɑ͟ːst, pæ̱st[/t]] ♦ pasts (In addition to the uses shown below, past is used in the phrasal verb run past .) 1) N SING: the N The past is the time before the present, and the things that have happened. In the past, about a third of the… …

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  • 14past */*/*/ — I UK [pɑːst] / US [pæst] adverb, preposition Summary: Past can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): It s past your bedtime. ♦ I walked past the post office. as an adverb (without a following noun): A policeman… …

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  • 15Past Due — A loan payment that has not been made as of its due date. A borrower who is past due may be subject to late fees, unless the borrower is still within a grace period. Failure to repay a loan on time could have negative implications for the… …

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  • 16past*/*/*/ — [pɑːst] adv, preposition I 1) after a particular time later than a particular time It was past midnight by the time we arrived.[/ex] 2) passing sb/sth moving near someone or something and then beyond them I walked past several hotels on my way to …

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  • 17Past Continuous (novel) — Infobox Book | name = Past Continuous title orig = Zikhron Devarim (זכרון דברים) translator = Dalya Bilu image caption = Overlook Press 2004 reprint author = Yaakov Shabtai cover artist = Yehudah Nayman country = Israel language = Hebrew… …

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  • 18PAST Foundation — The PAST Foundation Formation 2000 Headquarters Columbus, OH, U.S. Website …

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  • 19past — 1 adjective 1 PREVIOUS (only before noun) done, used, or experienced before now: Judging by her past performance, I d say Rowena should do very well. | From past experience she knew not to ask him where he d been. | Study some past exam papers to …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20past — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Gone by in time Nouns 1. past, past tense, pretention; the past, yesterday; days of yore or of old; times past or gone by; bygone days; olden times, the good old days, yesteryear, time immemorial; auld… …

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