What does the word bygone mean?

Usage examples for bygone

  1. And although no human habitation is anywhere to be seen, the air is full of the spirits of bygone generations and of bygone races of men. – A Cotswold Village by J. Arthur Gibbs
  2. He turned over in his mind all possible means of earning money, but none attracted him; at last, he fell to reflecting on the stories which he had heard of people who in bygone times had become rich through the aid of Dutch Michael or the Glassmanikin. – The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart by Adelbert von Chamisso Wilhelm Hauff
  3. A city so respectful to the past, so faithful to the worship of bygone recollections, is the natural asylum of sovereigns fallen from their thrones. – The Roman Question by Edmond About