Part of speech: noun

Gone by; former; past; something past.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Edmond About.