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Time ReferencePlay
Use 'bygone' for discussing periods or moments far back in time, not recent past. SlideShe often reminisced about the bygone summers of her childhood.
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Emotional TonePlay
'Bygone' often evokes nostalgia or a sense of something lost to the past. SlideThe old mill was a bygone symbol of the town's prosperous past.
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Non-physical ConceptsPlay
Can refer to intangible things like feelings or relationships, not just physical items. SlideThe bygone rivalry between the two families had been forgotten.