Dutch English Dictionary

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voorbij in English:

1. beyond


beyond hope
Russell was a brilliant philosopher, but even the simplest practical task was quite beyond him.
We meet at a time of tension between the United States and Muslims around the world – tension rooted in historical forces that go beyond any current policy debate.
Did you possibly not notice until just now? "Er, well ... it was just so beyond my imagination that ..."
Beyond the Right's populism and the dispersion of the Left which have made this situation possible, I take full responsibility for this defeat and draw the necessary conclusions by retiring from political life after the end of the presidential election.
Beyond what age is it unhealthy for a child to have imaginary friends?
It goes without saying that at that time a kind of friendship beyond master and disciple grew between the two of them.
Does the motorway continue beyond Birmingham?; Most people don’t go on working beyond the age of 65.
She said very little beyond the occasional 'yes' and 'no' A lot of people now live beyond the age of 80. Our house is just beyond the bridge.
There was a wonderful view over the valleys and the mountains beyond. 'Up, up and beyond!' shouted the boy in the Superman's outfit.
I completely understand where they are coming from, but to take it to the next level of stopping it even if you haven't got children in the car then I think that's a little bit beyond people's personal space, really.

English word "voorbij"(beyond) occurs in sets:

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2. past


It's half past eight.
During the past several years, many Japanese have been either killed or injured while traveling overseas.
She was born just a generation past slavery. A time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky, when someone like her couldn't vote for two reasons: because she was a woman, and because of the color of her skin.
I travelled to Tokyo right away; it was past noon when I saw my uncle.
Sentences past this ID are sentences added by contributors of Tatoeba Project.
It is the border-line cases that are always in danger: the dignified buildings of the past which may possess no real artistic or historic value, but which people have become sentimentally attached to and have grown to love.
The example is a past progressive tense sentence. How was everybody taught when they were learning about progressive tense?
The cultural treasures of the past, believed to be dead, are being made to speak, in the course of which it turns out that they propose things altogether different than what had been thought.
As I glanced at the street there was somebody looking down at me in the middle of those walking past each other.
Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
To keep holding the barrier up is just to wait for death! So we're going to go out past the wall and counter attack the enemy, you ready!?
Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. So whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners of it.
So you think it was John who stole my wallet?. "I don't know, but I wouldn't put it past him."
Freddy's been working the graveyard shift the past month, so he hasn't been able to see any of his friends who work normal hours.
: THE old lady took slow, careful steps past my window and stooped, reverently setting down a small basket of freshly folded leaves outside the door.