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  • adj. ended; having passed over or passed by

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Examples

  • Now he knew not of her return; but abode with concern overcast and sorrow might not be overpast; — And Shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and ceased saying her permitted say.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But Masrur knew naught of her return and abode with concern overcast and sorrow might not be overpast; no peace prevailed with him nor was patience possible to him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 'Tis thy desire to please God, to be heartily sorry; comfort thyself, no time is overpast, 'tis never too late.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Moreover, she is cheerful, and hopeful, and the delay will soon be overpast.

    A Changed Man

  • There are, about all these desert regions and along most coasts, little offices at which the samurai says good-bye to the world of men, and at which they arrive after their minimum time of silence is overpast.

    A Modern Utopia

  • His everpresent toes are always in retaliessian out throuth his overpast boots.

    Finnegans Wake

  • The shadow of this tyranny will soon be overpast; and when “La Curee” and

    Letters to Dead Authors

  • Chapter 57 1. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • After some part of the night was overpast, they divided themselves into two bands, one to guard Isabellaes Dorter doore, the other to carry newes to the Abbesse, and knocking at her Closet doore, saide.

    The Decameron

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