Collins German Dictionary:
all that is now past: das ist jetzt alles vorüber (or) vorbei
what's past is past: was vorbei ist, ist vorbei
a) motion an (+dat) vorbei (or) vorüber
to run past someone: an jdm vorbeilaufen
vorbei, vorüber: to walk / run past - vorüber (or) vorbeigehen/vorbeirennen
a) (räumlich) past, by: er möchte hier vorbei - he wants to go past (or) by
vorbei an (+dat) past
b) (zeitlich) vorbei sein: to be past.
""The time to confront the enemy" is past and Sinn Féin has the strongest possible interest in preserving the peace." http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0...
"the recovery in stock markets ... might be encouraging the feeling that the worst is past " http://www.guardian.co.uk/Money/investments/s...
"there are some turns of speech used by those "ahead of the curve" (wherever the hell that is) that stick in the mind long after their vogue is past. ..." http://www.guardian.co.uk/GWeekly/Story/0,393...
"They told me that the period when people were killed for being Christian is past " http://www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/journalis...