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be past

1. To be later than a particular time. I can't believe it's already past eight—you need to get ready for bed!
2. To be located physically away from something. Keep going, the building is just past the garden.
3. slang To be past one's youth and thus deemed too old to do certain things. If you ask me, a middle-aged man should not be wearing leather pants. He's past it! That player is definitely past it—he hasn't had a good season in years.
4. To no longer be concerned with or bothered by something. I used to be very nervous about driving, but I'm past it now that I have more experience. I haven't heard from Robert in a week, and I'm past thinking that he'll call.
5. To have overcome a problem or difficulty in a relationship or situation. Yes, we had issues with communication early in our marriage, but we're past that now, thanks to couples counseling.
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be past

v.
1. To be later than some time: It's already past noon and I still haven't eaten breakfast.
2. To be located at a greater distance than something: The graveyard is past the school.
3. To have overcome some experience or no longer believe it to be important: It used to annoy me when they called me "four-eyes," but I'm past that now.
4. To have given up on something: I believe my cat has run away, and I am past hoping for his return.
5. To be too old or feeble to accomplish something: That football player is clearly past it and should give up the sport.
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References in classic literature ?
Because I am scorched all over, Captain Ahab, answered Perth, resting for a moment on his hammer; I am past scorching; not easily can'st thou scorch a scar.
When I am past hearing them , what does it matter?"
I shall take care that you find out what I have done for you, when I am past telling you of it myself.
'Ma,' Miss Lavinia interposed, 'there can be no objection to your being aggravating, because Bella richly deserves it; but I really must request that you will not drag in such ridiculous nonsense as my having grown when I am past the growing age.'
While I am past my prime age to work, I feel this new rule will be able to help many other husbands who are sponsored by their wives to be able to contribute to the family kitty and have a more economically sound life.
Now that I am past older, I feel a little bit less pressure.
'I've actually got to the point where I am past caring what the deal is we have" - Tory former cabinet minister Sir Oliver Letwin.
'I've actually got to the point where I am past caring what the deal is we have" Tory former cabinet minister Sir Oliver Letwin.
Fortunately for them, I am past catching lightning bugs in a jar.
"And I am past the bad-boy stage." She also called Rogers a "sweetheart" and said they were "having a good time." However, the two parted ways after dating for three months.
Well, I'm still waiting, and after last week's interest rate cut the futures and options markets suggest that I won't be troubling any baristas until late 2021 - or, much more disturbingly, until I am past my 60th birthday!
"I feel strong mentally, feel I am past all that now and on the other side looking forward to doing well this season and hopefully having a full season where I am injury free.
"I know what I'm up against at my age because I am past my best.
"I am not angry, I am past that stage, because I know it's not about me and that I should be starting but I am not, for whatever reason.
In general, I am past taking pictures for the sake of seeing how things look in a photograph, although sometimes, for fun, I still do that.