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  • v. to bypass (something); to skip (something)
  • v. to make a transit of; to pass through or across (something)
  • v. to fly over (something)
  • v. to die


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  • Aware of the prearranged deal, Charlie Duke, just about ready to pass over the CapCom duties to astronaut Owen Garriott of the Maroon Team, took only a few seconds to get approval:

    First Man

  • Lightning danced along the dolphin's skull, and Urza felt a wave of nausea pass over him.

    The Brothers' War

  • The only striking features of the animal world are the hornbills, which are very abundant and take the place of the toucans of Brazil, though I believe they have no real affinity with them; and the immense flights of fruit-eating bats which frequently pass over us.

    Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences

  • I pass over a good deal of what happened in that first year - Cardigan's quarrel with the Morning Post, (5) for example, which had the regiment, and the public generally, in a fine uproar, but in which I had no part - and come to the famous Bernier-Flashman duel, which you will still hear talked about.


  • Waves of serener life pass over us from time to time, like flakes of sunlight over the fields in cloudy weather.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • Jackson would have to cross the South Fork of the Shenandoah and then pass over the Massanuttons, where "the enemy would have decidedly the advantage of position."


  • Haunted by images of Bob Cousy dribbling out Lakers title hopes, Red Auerbach lighting a victory cigar, then John Havlicek deflecting a pass over to Sam Jones, the next thing I saw in this recurring nightmare was a color clip showing a partisan crowd from 1984 storming the parquet floor in utter delirium.

    One Season

  • The B-52 from Fairchild AFB turned to begin its final pass over the Olympic peninsula.

    The Ark

  • The ice in New York Bay was so thick that regiments of troops in close order with heavy cannon could pass over it from New York City to Staten Island, a distance of six miles.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose,” Isaiah had prophesied, “and a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it…the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein…and the ransomed of the Lord shall return.”

    Three Empires on the Nile


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