passing

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  • Only four and a half years had passed since the last general election.
  • The next half-hour passed more slowly than any that had gone before. Cited from The Adventure Club Afloat, by Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The control of the city passed frequently from one empire to the other.
  • A half hour passed, and but three miles had been passed over. Cited from The Duke's Prize, by Maturin Murray
  • While these things did not come to pass, many other changes did.
  • Another half-hour passed, and still we did not seem to have gained ground. Cited from Peter the Whaler, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • A half-hour passed, and she did not know that it had been a moment. Cited from Mercy Philbrick's Choice, by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • A full half hour passed, without a word more from the lips of either. Cited from The Hand But Not the Heart, by T.S. Arthur
  • The moment that a forward pass begins is important to the game.
  • A further change was soon made, so the ball merely passed through.
  • Another half hour passed, and we had heard no further signs of the game. Cited from The Rifle and Hound in Ceylon, by Samuel Baker
  • The changes allows a player taking a free hit to pass the ball to themselves.
  • However, she has lost a lot of blood and passes out shortly after.
  • This art form was often passed down through the family.
  • A half hour passed before steps were heard in the hall. Cited from The Shield of Silence, by Harriet T. Comstock
  • A full half-hour passed before they made another start. Cited from Smoke Bellew, by Jack London
  • So he went on reading, and the rest of the half hour passed away very quickly. Cited from Rollo in the Woods, by Jacob Abbott
  • Seven minutes passed before the British managed to score their first hit.
  • Three-day passes for the festival sold out by the beginning of April.
  • In the end, the bill passed, but the vote was very close.
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Root form of passing is pass for the verb.

Words starting with passing

Meaning of passing

  • 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 Euphemistic expressions for death
    thousands mourned his passing
  • noun The motion of one object relative to another
    stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets
  • noun The end of something
    the passing of winter
  • 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 Success in satisfying a test or requirement
    his future depended on his passing that test, he got a pass in introductory chemistry
  • verb Go across or through
    We passed the point where the police car had parked, A terrible thought went through his mind
  • verb 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
  • verb Travel past
    The sports car passed all the trucks
  • verb Go unchallenged; be approved
    The bill cleared the House
  • verb Go successfully through a test or a selection process
    She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now
  • verb Accept or judge as acceptable
    The teacher passed the student although he was weak
  • verb Allow to go without comment or censure
    the insult passed as if unnoticed
  • verb Transfer to another; of rights or property
    Our house passed under his official control
  • verb Throw (a ball) to another player
    Smith passed
  • verb Cause to pass
    She passed around the plates
  • adjective Of advancing the ball by throwing it
    a team with a good passing attack, a pass play