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  • v. To faint; fall asleep
  • v. To distribute, to hand out
  • v. To graduate, usually marked by the ceremony at the end of their training.
  • v. To end (a round) by having passes as the first four bids.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. give to several people
  • v. lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example
  • v. pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain


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  • So when she had thus endured a ten days, that she feebled so that she must needs pass out of this world, then she shrived her clean, and received her Creator.

    Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 2

  • Under this same tree, at the time I visited it, a large sloop lay on the stocks, nearly finished; the deck was not more than twelve feet distant from the nest, yet notwithstanding the presence and the noise of the workmen, the ducks would not abandon their old breeding-place, but continued to pass out and in, as if no person had been near.

    Rural Hours

  • Even without r ntgen rays we know that, in the case of hearing, nerve waves proceed to the brain, and that from the brain motor effects pass out to the peripheral organs.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Whereat he would laugh, and his arms would leap out to me, and he would call me his sweet metaphysician; and the tiredness would pass out of his eyes, and into them would flood the happy love-light that was in itself a new and sufficient advertisement of his immortality.

    Chapter 11: The Great Adventure

  • In San Francisco, these right-on women actually add this to the bottom of the various flyers they pass out announcing the newest gathering of conspiracy theory speech events; “THIS IS A FRAGRANCE-FREE EVENT.”

    Roseanne Archy

  • But if the property aforesaid shall pass out of the possession and ownership of the persons aforesaid, it is agreed by the parties of the first part that the aforesaid ($20,000) twenty thousand dollars, with interest at six per cent. per annum from and after May first, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, shall be refunded to the aforesaid Financial Board, or to such agents as the General Conference or Board of Bishops may appoint; said money to be expended in the educational work of the Connection under the direction of the Board governing the same.

    Scraps of African Methodist Episcopal History

  • Nathaniel Letton did not look appealingly at his two friends, but in the brief pause they felt that appeal pass out from him.

    Chapter IV

  • There is the most exquisite propriety and good fellowship, with an utter absence of "deportment;" and the perennials that pass out of flower are kindly hid and merged by their blooming neighbors, till their time of glory comes round again.

    Gardening by Myself

  • The gorgeous woman recovers and opens her eyes, twittering delicately her six-inch eyelashes aided in their length by her indispensable Belliball eyeliner and mascara, and perceiving her rescuer’s handsome face, presses her mouth warmly and wetly against his: only to pass out again!

    The Women’s Room


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