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Adjective
Lasting only for a short time
“His death was of only passing interest.”
Adjective
Carried out quickly and lightly
“So it's about three passing references in the teacher's notes?”
Noun
A person's death
“But that did not prevent rumours that it was due to her unhappiness about the marriage and speculation that her sudden passing had placed a curse on the union.”
Noun
The passage of something, especially time
“The passing of time was very much unnoticeable for a man with Jun's mindset.”
Noun
Noun
“The passing of the government's new Heritage Bill.”
Adverb
To a great degree
“… a passing strange turn of events.”
Verb
Present participle for to take place
“As noted elsewhere in your site, boats cannot pass under low bridges.”
Verb
Present participle for to exceed
“God's peace passes all human understanding.”
Verb
Present participle for succeed, graduate
“Every two years they have to take a refresher course and pass the test.”
Verb
Present participle for to hand over or be handed over
“Please pass this information on to anyone you know who may be interested.”
Verb
Present participle for come to an end
“Some of these conditions are mild and will pass quickly with minimum treatment, others are more serious and need specialised care.”
Verb
Present participle for to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action
“While the voucher scheme did not pass Congress, the testing proposals passed both the House and the Senate.”
Verb
Present participle for express formally
“On that day the Crown invited the court to proceed to pass sentence on both defendants, and to postpone the determination of a confiscation order.”
Verb
Present participle for decide not to do
“… we appreciate the invitation to the party, but we'll have to pass.”
Verb
Present participle for happen; be done or said
“Selfishly speaking, I am almost tempted to let this state of affairs pass unremarked.”
Verb
Present participle for rid of waste
“The first symptom is extreme pain when passing urine.”
Verb
Present participle for be transferred from one person or place to another, especially by inheritance
“His mother's estate passed to him after her death.”
Verb
“Every time a car passed him, he worried it might be the police.”
Verb
“Maybe it is just me, but somehow when I was in school, time seemed to pass more slowly.”
Verb
“The villagers pass the long winter nights by listening to stories.”
Verb
“Every coach has paired off players and had them pass the ball back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.”
Verb
“There was no way she could let that comment pass.”
Verb
“… a presidential candidate who doesn't yet know how it feels to pass the scrutiny of the national press.”
Verb
“… he'll occasionally pass some insightful comment, but in general he doesn't have much to contribute.”
Verb
“Kevin has just passed his driving test.”
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