pass

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[Pass]

A document that lets you go somewhere or do something is a pass. You can have a backstage pass at a concert, a three day pass from a military base, or a hall pass for using the restroom during class.

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To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred from one point to another; to make a transit; -- usually with a following adverb or adverbal phrase defining the kind or manner of motion; as, to pass on, by, out, in, etc.; to pass swiftly, directly, smoothly, etc.; to pass to the rear, under the yoke, over the bridge, across the field, beyond the border, etc.

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success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"

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(sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"

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(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"

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a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane turned to make a second pass"

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(American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"

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a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

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a complementary (free) ticket; "the start got passes for his family"

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a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out"

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a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes"

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any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"

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you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"

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one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"

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a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"

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the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow"

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a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

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(military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for three days"

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eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"

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come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

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pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"

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disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"

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transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"

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grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

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guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"

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pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"

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travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"

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go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"

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pass by; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

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cause to pass; "She passed around the plates"

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pass by; "three years elapsed"

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transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control"

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be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"

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place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

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throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed"

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allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"

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make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people''s spend their free time"

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go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"

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accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"

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go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"

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go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"

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stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn''t go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts ex

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pass (time) in a specific way; "How are you spending your summer vacation?"

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be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one''s own ancestry or background; "He could pass as his twin brother"; "She passed as a White woman even though her grandfather was Black"


v. i.
To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred from one point to another; to make a transit; -- usually with a following adverb or adverbal phrase defining the kind or manner of motion; as, to pass on, by, out, in, etc.; to pass swiftly, directly, smoothly, etc.; to pass to the rear, under the yoke, over the bridge, across the field, beyond the border, etc.

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To move or be transferred from one state or condition to another; to change possession, condition, or circumstances; to undergo transition; as, the business has passed into other hands.

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To move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge; to pass away; hence, to disappear; to vanish; to depart; specifically, to depart from life; to die.

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To move or to come into being or under notice; to come and go in consciousness; hence, to take place; to occur; to happen; to come; to occur progressively or in succession; to be present transitorily.

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To go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as, their vacation passed pleasantly.

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To go from one person to another; hence, to be given and taken freely; as, clipped coin will not pass; to obtain general acceptance; to be held or regarded; to circulate; to be current; -- followed by for before a word denoting value or estimation.

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To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness; to be carried through a body that has power to sanction or reject; to receive legislative sanction; to be enacted; as, the resolution passed; the bill passed both houses of Congress.

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To go through any inspection or test successfully; to be approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.

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To be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to continue; to live along.

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To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition; as, we let this act pass.

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To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.

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To take heed; to care.

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To go through the intestines.

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To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a certain clause in a deed.

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To make a lunge or pass; to thrust.

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To decline to take an optional action when it is one's turn, as to decline to bid, or to bet, or to play a card; in euchre, to decline to make the trump.

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In football, hockey, etc., to make a pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side.

v. t.
To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a house, a stream, a boundary, etc.

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To go from one limit to the other of; to spend; to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.

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To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.

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To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.

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To go successfully through, as an examination, trail, test, etc.; to obtain the formal sanction of, as a legislative body; as, he passed his examination; the bill passed the senate.

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To cause to move or go; to send; to transfer from one person, place, or condition to another; to transmit; to deliver; to hand; to make over; as, the waiter passed bisquit and cheese; the torch was passed from hand to hand.

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To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence.

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To cause to advance by stages of progress; to carry on with success through an ordeal, examination, or action; specifically, to give legal or official sanction to; to ratify; to enact; to approve as valid and just; as, he passed the bill through the committee; the senate passed the law.

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To put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to pass counterfeit money.

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To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance; as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a railroad.

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To emit from the bowels; to evacuate.

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To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.

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To make, as a thrust, punto, etc.

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An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; a ford; as, a mountain pass.

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A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary.

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A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.

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A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.

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State of things; condition; predicament.

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Permission or license to pass, or to go and come; a psssport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.

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Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit.

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Estimation; character.

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A part; a division.


Pass

Pass , v. i. [imp. & p. p. Passed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Passing.] [F. passer, LL. passare, fr. L. passus step, or from pandere, passum, to spread out, lay open. See Pace.] 1. To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred from one point to another; to make a transit; -- usually with a following adverb or adverbal phrase defining the kind or manner of motion; as, to pass on, by, out, in, etc.; to pass swiftly, directly, smoothly, etc.; to pass to the rear, under the yoke, over the bridge, across the field, beyond the border, etc. "But now pass over [i.e., pass on]." Chaucer.
On high behests his angels to and fro Passed frequent.
Sweet sounds rose slowly through their mouths, And from their bodies passed.
2. To move or be transferred from one state or condition to another; to change possession, condition, or circumstances; to undergo transition; as, the business has passed into other hands.
Others, dissatisfied with what they have, . . . pass from just to unjust.
3. To move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge; to pass away; hence, to disappear; to vanish; to depart; specifically, to depart from life; to die.
Disturb him not, let him pass paceably.
Beauty is a charm, but soon the charm will pass.
The passing of the sweetest soul That ever looked with human eyes.
4. To move or to come into being or under notice; to come and go in consciousness; hence, to take place; to occur; to happen; to come; to occur progressively or in succession; to be present transitorly.
So death passed upon all men.
Our own consciousness of what passes within our own mind.
5. To go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as, their vacation passed pleasantly.
Now the time is far passed.
6. To go from one person to another; hence, to be given and taken freely; as, clipped coin will not pass; to obtain general acceptance; to be held or regarded; to circulate; to be current; -- followed by for before a word denoting value or estimation. "Let him pass for a man." Shak.
False eloquence passeth only where true is not understood.
This will not pass for a fault in him.
7. To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness; to be carried through a body that has power to sanction or reject; to receive legislative sanction; to be enacted; as, the resolution passed; the bill passed both houses of Congress. 8. To go through any inspection or test successfully; to be approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass. 9. To be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to continue; to live alogn. "The play may pass." Shak. 10. To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition; as, we let this act pass. 11. To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess. [Obs.] "This passes, Master Ford." Shak. 12. To take heed; to care. [Obs.]
As for these silken-coated slaves, I pass not.
13. To go through the intestines. Arbuthnot. 14. (Law) To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a certain clause in a deed. Mozley & W. 15. (Fencing) To make a lunge or pass; to thrust. 16. (Card Playing) To decline to play in one's turn; in euchre, to decline to make the trump.
She would not play, yet must not pass.
To bring to pass, To come to pass. See under Bring, and Come. -- To pass away, to disappear; to die; to vanish. "The heavens shall pass away." 2 Pet. iii. 10. "I thought to pass away before, but yet alive I am." Tennyson. -- To pass by, to go near and beyond a certain person or place; as, he passed by as we stood there. -- To pass into, to change by a gradual transmission; to blend or unite with. -- To pass on, to proceed. -- To pass on ∨ upon. (a) To happen to; to come upon; to affect. "So death passed upon all men." Rom. v. 12. "Provided no indirect act pass upon our prayers to define them." Jer. Taylor. (b) To determine concerning; to give judgment or sentence upon. "We may not pass upon his life." Shak. -- To pass off, to go away; to cease; to disappear; as, an agitation passes off. -- To pass over, to go from one side or end to the other; to cross, as a river, road, or bridge.

Pass

Pass , v. t. 1. In simple, transitive senses; as: (a) To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a house, a stream, a boundary, etc. (b) Hence: To go from one limit to the other of; to spend; to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer. "To pass commodiously this life." Milton.
She loved me for the dangers I had passed.
(c) To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.
Please you that I may pass This doing.
I pass their warlike pomp, their proud array.
(d) To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
And strive to pass . . . Their native music by her skillful art.
Whose tender power Passes the strength of storms in their most desolate hour.
(e) To go successfully through, as an examination, trail, test, etc.; to obtain the formal sanction of, as a legislative body; as, he passed his examination; the bill passed the senate. 2. In causative senses: as: (a) To cause to move or go; to send; to transfer from one person, place, or condition to another; to transmit; to deliver; to hand; to make over; as, the waiter passed bisquit and cheese; the torch was passed from hand to hand.
I had only time to pass my eye over the medals.
Waller passed over five thousand horse and foot by Newbridge.
(b) To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence. Shak.
Father, thy word is passed.
(c) To cause to advance by stages of progress; to carry on with success through an ordeal, examination, or action; specifically, to give legal or official sanction to; to ratify; to enact; to approve as valid and just; as, he passed the bill through the committee; the senate passed the law. (e) To put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to pass counterfeit money. "Pass the happy news." Tennyson. (f) To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance; as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a railroad. 3. To emit from the bowels; to evacuate. 4. (Naut.) To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure. 5. (Fencing) To make, as a thrust, punto, etc. Shak. Passed midshipman. See under Midshipman. -- To pass a dividend, to omit the declaration and payment of a dividend at the time when due. -- To pass away, to spend; to waste. "Lest she pass away the flower of her age." Ecclus. xlii. 9. -- To pass by. (a) To disregard; to neglect. (b) To excuse; to spare; to overlook. -- To pass off, to impose fraudulently; to palm off. "Passed himself off as a bishop." Macaulay. -- To pass (something) on ∨ upon (some one), to put upon as a trick or cheat; to palm off. "She passed the child on her husband for a boy." Dryden. -- To pass over, to overlook; not to note or resent; as, to pass over an affront.

Pass

Pass, n. [Cf. F. pas (for sense 1), and passe, fr. passer to pass. See Pass, v. i.] 1. An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; a ford; as, a mountain pass.
"Try not the pass!" the old man said.
2. (Fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary. Shak. 3. A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist. 4. (Rolling Metals) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls. 5. State of things; condition; predicament.
Have his daughters brought him to this pass.
Matters have been brought to this pass.
6. Permission or license to pass, or to go and come; a psssport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.
A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy.
7. Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit. Shak. 8. Estimation; character. [Obs.]
Common speech gives him a worthy pass.
9. [Cf. Passus.] A part; a division. [Obs.] Chaucer. Pass boat (Naut.), a punt, or similar boat. -- Pass book. (a) A book in which a trader enters articles bought on credit, and then passes or sends it to the purchaser. (b) See Bank book. -- Pass box (Mil.), a wooden or metallic box, used to carry cartridges from the service magazine to the piece. -- Pass check, a ticket of admission to a place of entertainment, or of readmission for one who goes away in expectation of returning.

To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred from one point to another; to make a transit; -- usually with a following adverb or adverbal phrase defining the kind or manner of motion; as, to pass on, by, out, in, etc.; to pass swiftly, directly, smoothly, etc.; to pass to the rear, under the yoke, over the bridge, across the field, beyond the border, etc.

To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a house, a stream, a boundary, etc

An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; a ford; as, a mountain pass.

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Usage Examples

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.

And then when all around grows dark, when we feel utterly alone, when all men right and left pass us by and know us not, a forgotten feeling rises in the breast.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases it will never pass into nothingness.

A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.

But this is Miami, you can't come to Miami and not show any skin. You gotta show something. If you're all covered up in this heat, you're gonna make me pass out out just to look at you. It's sweaty in Miami-but the diamonds will keep me cool.

Both my mum and dad were great readers, and we would go every Saturday morning to the library, and my sister and I had a library card when we could pass off something as a signature, and all of us would come with an armful of books.

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Other Usage Examples

A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams.

And this administration and this House leadership have said, quote-unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill. And now they've gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots.

As I pass it, I feel as if I saw a dear old mother, sweet in her weakness, trembling at the approach of her dissolution, but not appealing to me against the inevitable, rather endeavouring to reassure me by her patience, and pointing to a hopeful future.

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.

By allowing the positive ions to pass through an electric field and thus giving them a certain velocity, it is possible to distinguish them from the neutral, stationary atoms.

As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.

A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.

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