ADJ. present | coming, following, next | last, past, preceding, previous, recent
DECADE + VERB elapse, go by, pass This decade has passed uneventfully. | begin, open, start This decade began badly for us. | close, end | see sth The past decade has seen a huge rise in the number of computer owners.
PREP. during a/the ~, for a/the ~, in a/the ~, over a/the ~, throughout a/the ~, within a/the ~