Definition of Bygones

1. Noun. (''plural'') things that happened in the past ¹



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Definition of Bygones

1. bygone [n] - See also: bygone

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bygones

bye-bye
bye-law
bye election
bye law
byelaw
byelaws
byelection
byelections
byeline
byembye
byes
byfall
byform
byforms
bygone
bygones (current term)
bygones be bygones, and fair play for time to come
byground
byhanger
byheart
byhearted
byhearting
byke
byked
bykes
byking
byland
bylander
bylanders
bylands

Literary usage of Bygones

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1. Proverbial Philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments by Martin Farquhar Tupper (1849)
"LET bygones be bygones," they foolishly say, And bid me be wise and forget them; But old recollections are active to-day, And I can do nought but regret ..."

2. The Bookman (1905)
"bygones WORTH REMEMBERING.* The value of reminiscent literature as an aid to the study of history is strikingly illustrated by the appearance of two volumes ..."

3. Complete Works by Abraham Lincoln (1894)
"LET bygones BE bygones Let bygones be bygones; let past differences as nothing be ; and with steady eye on the real issue, ..."

4. The Life of Henry Irving by Austin Brereton (1908)
"On the same evening, and preceding the chief piece, Mr. Pinero's " bygones" was brought out. The staging of a new first piece on such a night was an ..."

5. Room at the Top by Adam Craig (1880)
"LET bygones BE bygones. - 7' man who had been bound for forty years. ... Let bygones be bygones, and good be extracted From ill, over which it is folly to ..."

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