Next and Past


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Next adjective – Being the one that comes immediately after another.
Usage example: she was next in line for concert tickets

Past is an antonym for next in current topic.
Antonyms for Next


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Past adjective – Having been such at some previous time.
Next is an antonym for past in recent topic.
Antonyms for Past
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Things that words describes

life next life past life
series next series past series
couple next couple past couple
episode next episode past episode
Other nouns: season, time, level, novel, year, minutes, century, years, month, week, decade, days, hours, books, chapters, weeks, months, seasons, episodes, albums, decades.

Both words in one sentence

  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior Then the next time we see him, his camp gets attacked and several knights are about to take him back to Uther, who has drowned children in the past.
  • However, eventually time travel itself is retroactively never invented, and that still leaves the Thursday Next world with a past, present, and future wildly different from our own.
  • Viewers in Mourning Batman's death, fifteen years later, went mostly unnoticed outside of the DC readership.note Possibly because the same series where Batman "died" also revealed (in the very next issue following his "death") that he was merely sent back in time to the ancient past.
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