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    apast

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

    past; beyond.

    Origin:

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

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    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