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Noun: past progressive
  1. A progressive tense used to describe on-going action in the past
    "'I had been running' is an example of the past progressive";
    - past progressive tense

Derived forms: past progressives

Type of: continuous tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, progressive, progressive tense

Encyclopedia: Past progressive