- I had gotten angry with them once before. (US) or I had got angry with them once before. (UK)
- She had driven herself to work, where she was congratulated on her promotion.
- He only started learning to play guitar after he had heard Hendrix play.
- They had changed by the end of the war.
- Although he now seemed friendly and harmless, he had carried a pistol with him during many of the long journeys.
- Although he finally came to the party, she had already made her decision.
past perfect (uncountable)
- A tense which describes actions that occurred before another action or event in the past; the pluperfect or the past anterior tense.