past; gone by; earlier; former:
The faded photograph brought memories of bygone days.
Usually, bygones. that which is past:
Let’s not talk of bygones.
let bygones be bygones, to decide to forget past disagreements; become reconciled:
Let’s let bygones be bygones and be friends again.
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(usually prenominal) past; former
(often pl) a past occurrence
(often pl) an artefact, implement, etc, of former domestic or industrial use, now often collected for interest
let bygones be bygones, to agree to forget past quarrels
by guess and by god
to arrive at or commit oneself to an opinion about (something) without having sufficient evidence to support the opinion fully: to guess a person’s weight. to estimate or conjecture about correctly: to guess what a word means. to think, believe, or suppose: I guess I can get there in time. to form an estimate or […]
by gum, (used as a mild oath). noun any of various sticky substances that exude from certain plants, hardening on exposure to air and dissolving or forming viscous masses in water any of various products, such as adhesives, that are made from such exudates any sticky substance used as an adhesive; mucilage; glue (NZ) short […]
one of two equal or approximately equal parts of a divisible whole, as an object, or unit of measure or time; a part of a whole equal or almost equal to the remainder. a quantity or amount equal to such a part (½). Sports. either of two equal periods of play, usually with an intermission […]