- (Grammar, of a verb): Tense of verb conjugated by adding had before the past participle of a verb.
- : I had gotten angry with them once more.
- : She had driven herself to work, where she was congratulated on her promotion.
- : He only started learning to play guitar after he had heard :w:Jimmy Hendrix, Hendrix play.
- : They had changed by the end of the war.
- : Although he normally seemed friendly and harmless, he had carried a pistol with him during many of the long journeys.
- : Although he finally came to party, she had already made her decision.
Etymology: plus (more) + perfectus (perfect)
- French: plus-que-parfait
- Italian: trapassato prossimo
- Spanish: pluscuamperfecto
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