Definitions

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  • n. A section of a long narrative poem; a canto

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A division or part; a canto. See 2d fit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A section or division of a story, poem, etc.; a canto. Abbreviated passive

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Examples

  • For Christians, the Passion — from the Latin passus, the word means "having suffered" or "having undergone" — is the very heart of their faith.

    Film

  • The poem was originally in eight divisions or "passus," to which was added a continuation in three parts, _Vita Do

    Brief History of English and American Literature

  • To view all comments: audacity of hope passus by hlg on Wednesday, Apr 30, 2008 at 12: 35: 34 AM

    Obama, Not Wright, Is Obama's Worst Enemy

  • The Easter lily was the medieval pas-flower, from Latin passus, to step or pass over, cognate of pascha, the Passover.

    Lily

  • Alarum pennae continent in longitudine 12. passus, elephantem in sublime tollere potest.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Mirum quanta passus sit H. 2. quomodo se submisit, ea se facturum pollicitus, quorum hodie ne privatus quidem partem faceret.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [4709] Hostius quidam specula fecit, et ita disposuit, ut quum virum ipse pateretur, aversus omnes admissarii motus in speculo videret, ac deinde falsa magnitudine ipsius membri tanquam vera gauderet, simul virum et foeminam passus, quod dictu foedum et abominandum.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venit litora, multum ille et terris iactatus et alto vi superum saevae memorem Iunonis ob iram; multa quoque et bello passus, dum conderet urbem, inferretque deos Latio, genus unde Latinum,

    readersguide Diary Entry

  • In contrata illa inueniuntur Cannæ longissimæ plures passus habentes quàm 60 et sunt magnæ vt arbores.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

  • Sed oportet quod statim absque dilatione vadat: Et ille qui passus est iniuriam ducit eum quasi captiuum.

    The iournal of frier William de Rubruquis a French man of the order of the minorite friers, vnto the East parts of the worlde. An. Dom. 1253.

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