a thing of the past

noun phrase

: something that no longer exists
The disease is mostly a thing of the past.

Examples of a thing of the past in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web TikTok could soon be a thing of the past for residents in Montana after state lawmakers passed a bill that would ban the app from personal devices in the state. Kyle Morris, Fox News, 15 Apr. 2023 The Gators hope opponents’ offensive fireworks are a thing of the past. Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 14 Apr. 2023 Margaritaville Hotel Pensacola Beach will soon be a thing of the past, as the ownership group announced this week the hotel would be rebranded as an independent. Warren Kulo | Wkulo@al.com, al, 13 Apr. 2023 Pappas sues city of Houston over Hobby Airport contract Tips | Is closing out your tab a thing of the past? Marco Torres, Chron, 13 Apr. 2023 And spills are about to be a thing of the past. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 11 Apr. 2023 But the commemoration also serves as an unspoken reminder that such diplomatic breakthroughs have become a thing of the past. Peter Baker, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2023 With the use of these sheets, traditional liquid detergents can be a thing of the past, creating a safer and faster laundering experience for individuals and the environment. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 7 Apr. 2023

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“A thing of the past.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20thing%20of%20the%20past. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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