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go past


  • Train going past a farm
    Train going past a farm
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go past move past "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window","He passed his professor in the hall","One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
    • v go past be superior or better than some standard "She exceeded our expectations","She topped her performance of last year"
    • ***


  • William Shakespeare
    “I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream.”
  • Charles J. Givens
    Charles J. Givens
    “To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.”
  • Maxim Gorky
    Maxim Gorky
    “In the maxim of the past you cannot go anywhere.”
  • Russell Hoban
    Russell Hoban
    “If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.”
  • Saying
    “Living in the past has one thing going for it; it's cheaper!”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A lot of people go through life like they are rowing a boat. They look at where they have been (the PAST) rather than where they are going (the FUTURE).”


In literature:

It's past eleven o'clock, and I must go and have a smoke.
"He Knew He Was Right" by Anthony Trollope
He could not bear the idea of going to bed, quietly at home at half-past ten.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
Dan began to wonder if his sister, in spite of her exemplary conduct in the past, were after all going to have hysterics.
"The Iron Trail" by Rex Beach
I defy you to go back to the Free-thinkers of the past and find any habitation for yourself at all.
"The Ball and The Cross" by G.K. Chesterton
She could not go past them.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
The hour is past midnight and I must be going.
"Told in the East" by Talbot Mundy
I often go in to sew with her, but she has never once mentioned her past to me.
"The Crisis, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Now you can go; and tell Mrs. Chilcote's maid that I shall be quite ready at a quarter-past ten.
"The Masquerader" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
Seven times, child, seven times he has to go round this great circus and past the 'nyssa'.
"Serapis, Complete" by Georg Ebers
It was past midnight, but still she bid the maid sit up, and she did not go to bed.
"The Bride of the Nile, Complete" by Georg Ebers
The troll made a whole crowd of women go past them, one after the other, but all these were nothing but shadows and deceptions.
"The Pink Fairy Book" by Various
She could not help her thoughts now, or keep them from going back over the past.
"The Potato Child and Others" by Mrs. Charles J. Woodbury
Go back as far as you will into the vague past, there was always a Damascus.
"The Innocents Abroad, Part 5 of 6" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I can't go past that boat, so I am going through her.
"Lysbeth" by H. Rider Haggard
Now go over to the hall, as the doors are to be open at half past seven o'clock.
"Bound to Rise" by Horatio Alger
Then there's always from four to half-past six when I can go out if I like.
"The Two Sides of the Shield" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I had to go down past your place here, and then work back to be rid of them.
"Northern Lights, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
She walk past the theatre and, as she go by, she slip on the snow and fall.
"The Lane That Had No Turning, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
The sergeant appeared suddenly; walking past with his shoulders stiff, so that everyone knew at once that something important was going on.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
This is my only chance to collect a past, and I'm going to do it.
"My Man Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse

In poetry:

"Past the innumerable stars, my friend,
Past all the winds that blow,
We, too, must travel to our journey's end.
Arise! And let us go!"
"The Angel" by Virna Sheard
Before the leaves can mount again
To fill the trees with another shade,
They must go down past things coming up.
They must go down into the dark decayed.
"In Hardwood Groves" by Robert Frost
Now go and write thy little rhyme,
As of thine own creating.
Thou seest the day is past its prime;
I can no longer waste my time;
The mills are tired of waiting.
"Mad River, In The White Mountains" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I think the loathed minutes one by one
That tear and then go past are little worth
Save nearer to the blindness to the sun
They bring me, and the farewell to all earth
"Moments" by Ivor Gurney
'Tis past and gone—We meet no more below.
Short is the Cheat of Fancy o'er the Tomb.
Oh! might I hope to equal Bliss to go!
To meet thee Angel! in thy future home!—
"To The Memory Of Mrs. Lefroy Who Died Dec: 16 -- My Birthday." by Jane Austen
Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast
In a field I looked into going past,
And the ground almost covered smooth in snow,
But a few weeds and stubble showing last.
"Desert Places" by Robert Frost

In news:

CBS CEO also says past seasons of select current shows likely to go to Netflix in 2013.
Anibal Sanchez pitched for Detroit and Miami this past season, going 9-13 with a 3.86 ERA, including 4-6 and 3.74 in 12 starts with Detroit.
As has been true with her past tours, many of Swift's upcoming 2013 dates sold out within minutes of going on sale on Friday morning.
We all have been going through a crisis in the past weeks.
Rex Burkhead scores the go-ahead third-quarter touchdown after squeezing past Iowa's James Morris, No 44, and Micah Hyde, No 18, while NU receiver Kenny Bell blocks.
East Enders Past and Present Going for Olympic Gold.
With several projects on the go we had been to the range at least daily, sometimes twice a day, for the past week.
The Arkansas Plant Board is extremely concerned about how to go forward with the technologies because problems have occurred with both in the past.
There's been a not-so-quiet "revolution" going on in land-based seismic acquisition equipment over the past few years.
The Keystone pipeline is going to the coast, if all the refineries are at maximum capacity, which has been on the news numerous times in the past.
Only this time it is going to have a much larger impact on me than most other personnel moves in the past.
I drove past there the other day and construction still appeared to going strong.
If you have kids ages 2 &1/2 to Kindergarten, go try Paint, Paste and Pour.
"It's past time for City Council to end the parking wars in Northwest Portland," Adams said, adding that the city will go out to bid to select a parking-meter supplier.
As Reger says, it's sometimes hard to predict how the presidential vote will go in Wood County, which for the past 50 years has only gotten it wrong once, in 1976.Like Ohio, Wood's County's largest industry is agriculture.

In science:

Then we expect little variation as there is a common ancestor to these individuals going back not too far away in the past.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
Since the environment is i.i.d., whenever the walk is at a new point, its (annealed) probability of going in any direction, conditioned on its past, is bounded away from zero.
A quenched invariance principle for non-elliptic random walk in i.i.d. balanced random environment
If we assume the cycle period to go inversely as meridional circulation, then we can use periods of different past solar cycles to infer how meridional circulation has varied with time in the last few centuries.
Dynamo models of grand minima
So, over the past few years we tried to procure samples of these crystals and go to high energy X-ray or gamma ray facilities to determine their quality.
Developing a second generation Laue lens prototype: high reflectivity crystals and accurate assembly
Going back to the past model, generation of the perturbation at the end of inflation is considered for a two-field model.
Free light fields can change the predictions of hybrid inflation
But then, the start of the “go” and the arrival of the “return” signals are necessarily also time-like in all other reference frames, hence the impossibility to communicate to one’s own past.
Quantum correlations in Newtonian space and time: arbitrarily fast communication or nonlocality
In the past years, Europe has carried out a lot of research activities in the areas of complexity science and computational social science, developing, for example, agent-based models of socio-economic systems that go beyond the scope of purely qualitative or purely analytical models.
Since random maps are composed going backwards in time, the algorithm might be more properly called coupling into the past.
How to Couple from the Past Using a Read-Once Source of Randomness
Since both the target chain random maps are composed going backwards in time, in addition to the reference chain being run backwards, the algorithm might be more properly called coupling into and into the past.
How to Couple from the Past Using a Read-Once Source of Randomness
Consider one of these edges as coming from the past, and three going into the future.
The century of the incomplete revolution: searching for general relativistic quantum field theory
During past years, several works have shown that in wires of lateral dimensions even much larger than those of the nanobridges discussed in this review, the resistivity does not go to zero when cooling well below Tc [22, 23, 152, 153, 169].
Superconducting nanostructures fabricated with the STM
The freedom in the choice of the parameter τ : bτ = F (τ ) with F analytic, will be used later to normalize a physical variable. • At every point of I+ there is the past light-cone of rays going back into the interior.
On Extracting Physical Content from Asymptotically Flat Space-Time Metrics
This is a much easier problem, because as we go back into the past we the space of contingent possibilities narrows rather than grows.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
The secret life of bugs: Going past the errors and omissions in software repositories.
Introducing Automated Regression Testing in Open Source Projects
Past: Radiation dominated era Finally, going back far enough into the Universe’s past, it is the last term and hence radiation that should have dominated the energy density of the Universe ρtot .
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology