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  • If you want to start apas­sion­ate con­ver­sa­tion, ask apast Emerg­ing Leader (EL) about their expe­ri­ence in the ALA Emerg­ing Lead­ers pro­gram.

    2009 May | In the Library with the Lead Pipe 2009

  • John McGinnis, a former Bush 41 administration Justice Department official and apast winner of an award from the Federalist Society, told TPMmuckraker that the court could rule in favor of the AGs only by taking a radical Originalist view of jurisprudence — one that all but ignores precedent.

    Fear the Court? « Gerry Canavan 2010

  • YOu can to my Guard the Home blog and read various articles that show hw the family really must go back to the sensibilities of the past if they are to survive -- apast where kids didn't worry about their parents getting a divorce, or didn't have to worry about their kids getting molested or on dope.

    Learning From Victorian Families 2007

  • They won't come apast that scratch, and I kin skeer 'em off with this.

    Battling the Clouds or, For a Comrade's Honor Frank Cobb

  • "How d'ye stand on the proposition to have the town build a sidewalk up the hill apast the Congregational church, Deacon?"

    Scattergood Baines Clarence Budington Kelland 1922

  • But just as the train started on apast me I caught the rear end of the train and got on top of the coaches.

    Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19-th Century America 1918

  • "The stage didn't leave out whoever it is -- it drove right apast," said Aunty Em. "You go, Tillie, and see oncet who is it."

    Tillie, a Mennonite Maid; a Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch Helen Reimensnyder Martin 1903

  • "A gal that ken jump a six-rail fence -- and wissout no running start -- don't let her git apast you!"

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume II. (of X.) Various 1887

  • "Look a-yere, Seffy, it's about two inches apast seven -- and by the time you git there -- say, _nefer_ gif another feller a chance to git there afore you or to leave after you!"

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume II. (of X.) Various 1887

  • An 'whinever he went apast my father, he thought he felt a great scent of brimstone, an' it was that that freckened him entirely; for he knew it was brimstone that was burned in hell, savin 'your presence.

    The Purcell Papers, Volume I 1880


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    –preposition Chiefly South Midland U.S. and Newfoundland.

    past; beyond.


    1890–95; a- (semantically empty, perh. a generalization of adverbial a- 1 ) + past; cf. anear, anigh Unabridged

    Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2009.

    Use in a sentence:

    It would reach from Maine to Florida, and from the eastern seaboard to six hundred miles apast, west of the Mississippi.

    August 6, 2009