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by·gone

 (bī′gôn′, -gŏn′)
adj.
Gone by; past: bygone days.
n.
One, especially a grievance, that is past: Let bygones be bygones.
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bygone

(ˈbaɪˌɡɒn)
adj
(usually prenominal) past; former
n
1. (often plural) a past occurrence
2. (Antiques) (often plural) an artefact, implement, etc, of former domestic or industrial use, now often collected for interest
3. let bygones be bygones to agree to forget past quarrels
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by•gone

(ˈbaɪˌgɔn, -ˌgɒn)

adj.
1. earlier; former; past: bygone days.
n.
2. Usu., bygones. previous times or experiences.
Idioms:
let bygones be bygones, to disregard past disagreements; reconcile.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (north) by-gane; see gone, by1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bygone - past events to be put aside; "let bygones be bygones"
past, past times, yesteryear - the time that has elapsed; "forget the past"
Adj.1.bygone - well in the past; former; "bygone days"; "dreams of foregone times"; "sweet memories of gone summers"; "relics of a departed era"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
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bygone

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bygone

adjective
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Translations
dávnýminulý
entinenmennyt

bygone

[ˈbaɪgɒn]
A. ADJ [days, times] → pasado
B. N to let bygones be bygonesolvidar el pasado
let bygones be bygoneslo pasado, pasado está
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bygone

[ˈbaɪgɒn]
adj [age] → passé(e)
n
let bygones be bygones → passons l'éponge, oublions le passé
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bygone

adjlängst vergangen; in bygone daysin früheren Zeiten
n to let bygones be bygonesdie Vergangenheit ruhen lassen
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bygone

[ˈbaɪˌgɒn]
1. adjpassato/a
in bygone days → una volta
2. n let bygones be bygonesmettiamoci una pietra sopra
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References in periodicals archive ?
I am all for letting bygones be bygones and tread on the path of peace, friendship and harmony in this epoch of humanitarianism and tolerance.
In a democracy, the head of the government is always supposed to be a democratic and somewhat a diplomat who is able to look beyond personal grudges and is capable of letting bygones be bygones in order to head towards a brighter future.
The perspicacious reader will recall that after the democratic set-up took over in Pakistan, the, then, Indian Prime Minister the good doctor Manmohan Singh had sprung the revolutionary concept of 'letting bygones be bygones'.