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to go (in a direction) / to / towards / (of a train) bound for / past / previous
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old variant of
to leave for / to proceed towards / to go
usually / in many cases / more often than not
to associate (with) / to have contact (with) / to hang out (with) / to date / (interpersonal) relationship / association / contact
in the past / formerly
past events / former happenings
to lead to
in former years / in previous years
to come and go / to have friendly relations with / in the past / previous
to go back and forth / to go to and fro / round trip
dealings / contacts / to go back and forth
to yearn for / to look forward to
just as in the past (idiom); as before / continuing as always
from now on / in the future / time to come
former days / the past
to move forwards
former sessions / former years
to come and go / to have dealings with / to be in relation with
(of a bus, train etc) to leave for / heading for
to advance bravely
to hurry to (somewhere)
to go and come back / to make a return trip / backwards and forwards (e.g. of piston or pump action) / to reciprocate (of machine part)
habitually (in the past) / as one used to do formerly / as it used to be
the past
since ancient times / since times immemorial
to follow the past and herald the future (idiom); part of a historical transition / forming a bridge between earlier and later stages
out / outbound / departing
to run away / to go into exile
bound for
past / bygone / the past
to advance courageously (idiom) / to press forward
to be fascinated / to be rapt / to long for / to dream of
deeply attached / devoted
(usual) practice of the past / precedent
backwards and forwards action (e.g. of piston or pump) / reciprocating motion
the past is vanished like the wind; gone beyond recall
lit. to meet those arriving, to send of those departing (idiom); busy entertaining guests / all time taken over with social niceties
coming and going alone (idiom); a lone operator / keeping to oneself / unsociable / maverick
straight ahead
lit. proper behavior is based on reciprocity (idiom) / fig. to return politeness for politeness
to change (to final stretch of journey)
the past
to be successful in every endeavor
to take sth to heart / to take sth seriously
one's thoughts fly to a longed-for place or person / to long for / infatuated / fascinated
(coll.) (to beat etc) to death
not to reciprocate is against etiquette (classical) / to respond in kind
contacts / dealings
to visit frequently / to have frequent dealings (with) / to see each other often
reciprocating saw
a place buzzing with activity (idiom)
to forget and not bear recriminations (idiom); to let bygones be bygones / There is no point in crying over spilt milk.
from here on
past events / former times
man seeks his way up just as water seeks its way down (idiom) / one should constantly strive to make progress
past events / former times
current account (in bank)
to observe the past to foresee the future (idiom, taken loosely from Book of Songs); studying ancient wisdom gives insight into what is to come
thoughts wandering far away
in former years / in olden days
outbound leg (of a bus or train journey etc)
blunt / outspoken
to belittle / to attack sb
the past is dead (idiom)
to bring shame to / to smear / to disgrace
to be reborn / to live in paradise (Buddhism) / to die / (after) one's death
in former times / in olden days
not censure sb for his past misdeeds / overlook sb's past mistakes / let bygones be bygones
(literary) former times / in olden days

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