passing

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[PassĀ·ing]

Something that's passing happens very quickly. If you give someone a passing glance, you look so briefly in their direction that you barely see them.

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The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away.

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

Noun
going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it; "she drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me"

Noun
(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"

Noun
a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"

Noun
the end of something; "the passing of winter"

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Noun
the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"

Noun
euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"

Adjective S.
enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth''s transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"

Adverb
to an extreme degree or extent; "his eyesight was exceedingly defective"


p. pr. & vb. n.
of Pass

n.
The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away.

a.
Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing.

a.
Exceeding; surpassing, eminent.

adv.
Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair; passing strange.


Passing

Pass"ing , n. The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away. Passing bell, a tolling of a bell to announce that a soul is passing, or has passed, from its body (formerly done to invoke prayers for the dying); also, a tolling during the passing of a funeral procession to the grave, or during funeral ceremonies. Sir W. Scott. Longfellow.

Passing

Pass"ing, a. 1. Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing. 2. Exceeding; surpassing, eminent. Chaucer. "Her passing deformity." Shak. Passing note (Mus.), a character including a passing tone. -- Passing tone (Mus.), a tone introduced between two other tones, on an unaccented portion of a measure, for the sake of smoother melody, but forming no essential part of the harmony.

Passing

Pass"ing, adv. Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair; passing strange. "You apprehend passing shrewdly." Shak.

The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away.

Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing.

Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair; passing strange.

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Usage Examples

A major advantage of age is learning to accept people without passing judgment.

Another principle is, the deepest affections of our hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age.

Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.

Football is my profession now. I'm getting married in August... It's a new experience for me as someone just getting out of college. I still have the same attitude about football I always had. I play hard. I enjoy practice. I'd rather be throwing in passing drills than sitting around and watching TV.

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.

Famous crime stories almost always lead to the passing of new laws.

I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I don't know how many sacred cows there are today. I think there's a little confusion between humor and gross passing for humor. That's kind of regrettable.

But if we learn to think of it as anticipation, as learning, as growing, if we think of the time we spend waiting for the big things of life as an opportunity instead of a passing of time, what wonderful horizons open out!

I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world.

An external electric field, meeting it and passing through it, affects the negative as much as the positive quanta of the atom, and pushes the former to one side, and the latter in the other direction.

I have a strange relationship with time. I'm not aware of it passing.

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.

Aging gracefully is supposed to mean trying not to hide time passing and just looking a wreck. Don't worry girls, look like a wreck, that's the way it goes.

I see a wiser person than when I was younger: having babies, and passing 30, were the turning points. What women in their 40s - I am 39 - lack in gorgeousness, they make up for in wisdom. I love ageing, despite the drawbacks - thinner, drier skin.

I am the woman I grew to be partly in spite of my mother, and partly because of the extraordinary love of her best friends, and my own best friends' mothers, and from surrogates, many of whom were not women at all but gay men. I have loved them my entire life, even after their passing.

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