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Adjective
Lasting for a very short time
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“His death was of only passing interest.”
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Carried out quickly and lightly
“So it's about three passing references in the teacher's notes?”
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Done or happening suddenly or quickly
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Relating to the physical or biological condition or needs of being human
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Transported
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Relating to or characteristic of a process or period of transition
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Gradually ceasing to exist or function
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Lacking depth or substance
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(of a person) At the point of death
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Regarded as fashionable or chic
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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.”
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The passage of something, especially time
“The passing of time was very much unnoticeable for a man with Jun's mindset.”
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An act of someone or something ceasing to be visible
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The act of validating something
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“The passing of the government's new Heritage Bill.”
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A person harmed or killed as a result of an unfortunate event or action
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A fundamental change of mind or beliefs
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The way in which something progresses or develops
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An act of leaving a place
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The action of emptying the bowels or another bodily organ
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An interval or passage of time
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Adverb
To a very large or great degree
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“Then Sir Launcelot alit and entered into the chapel and there he saw an old man dead, in a white shirt of passing fine cloth.”
Verb
(general or positive) To experience an emotion or sensation
“Fresh out of college, he is yet to pass the trials and turmoils of jobseeking.”
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Present participle for to move across or through a given point
“The larger boats are unable to pass under the low bridges.”
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Present participle for to get ahead of
“I would deliberately slow down to allow the impatient driver behind me to pass.”
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Present participle for to go beyond the limits of
“As you too pass the threshold of fifty, you may discover that it is a moment in your life to celebrate a new beginning.”
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(of a candidate) Present participle for to be successful in (an examination, test, or course)
“I have to study hard to make sure that I pass this exam.”
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Present participle for to give or hand over
“Please pass this information on to anyone you know who may be interested.”
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Present participle for to distribute among a group
“He tried to pass candy out to his students in a class, but they became disruptive and rushed toward him.”
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Present participle for to be transferred from one person or place to another, especially by inheritance
“His mother's estate would pass to him following her death.”
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Present participle for to draw to a close
“Many of these conditions are mild and will pass quickly without treatment.”
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Present participle for to come to the end of one's life
“My grandfather would sadly pass after a long struggle with illness.”
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Present participle for to enact or establish legally or legislatively
“Both the House and the Senate would pass the proposals.”
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Present participle for to pronounce (a judgement or judicial sentence)
“On that day, the Crown invited the court to proceed to pass sentence on both defendants.”
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Present participle for to decide not to do something
“I'm afraid we'll have to pass on your invitation due to our other commitments.”
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(of an action or remark) Present participle for to happen
“At some stage, something would pass between them, making them increasingly wary of each other.”
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(of an action or remark) Present participle for to be accepted without scrutiny
“She was never going to let that ridiculous comment pass without a rebuttal.”
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(of time) Present participle for to elapse
“Time seems to pass so fast when you're having fun. And now it's just another manic Monday.”
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Present participle for to spend or use up (a period of time)
“The villagers pass the long winter nights by listening to stories.”
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(sport) Present participle for to kick, hit, or throw (the ball) to another player
“The coach would pair off players and have them pass the ball back and forth.”
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Present participle for to express in words to someone
“I have a message to pass to you. The German says to wait here.”
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Present participle for to secrete or exude through a (small) opening
“It also removes ultra filter particles such as micro organisms that are too large to pass from the pores of the membrane.”
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Present participle for to rid oneself of bodily waste
“Let me know if you experience any pain when you pass stool.”
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