from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pass.
  • adj. That has passed beyond a certain point (chiefly in set collocations).
  • adj. That has passed a given qualification or examination; qualified.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Past.
  • Having passed an examination for promotion, and awaiting a vacancy in the senior grade: as, a passed assistant surgeon in the United States navy; a passed assistant engineer


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  • But… lunch passed, dinner passed… and soon the sky was dark… he still didn’t call.

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  • In early 1965 President Lyndon Johnson discussed the growing problem in Vietnam with Eisenhower, and the general remarked that he had ended the war in Korea by having the word passed through three different channels “telling the Chinese that they must agree to an armistice quickly, since he had decided to remove the restrictions of area and weapons if the war had to be continued.”

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  • Following Ray's death, the title passed to youngster Daisey Bailey, who was a mere 113.


  • For a long time after, not a word passed between us—both of us knew what we wanted to say, but neither of us ever said it.

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  • Again her name passed through his lips as he blinked rapidly to bring her into focus.

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  • An expression passed quickly over his eyes—something like regret, or sadness—but it was gone before I could truly identify it.

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  • An expression passed over the inhuman face so quickly that Cabe was unsure exactly what it was.


  • According to conventional historical wisdom, the direct line came to an end in 1807 with the death of Henry Benedict Stuart, Cardinal Duke of York—who stated that he was King “by the grace of God, but not by the will of men”—although the right to the title passed to collateral branches of the family and is today with Prince Franz of Bavaria Francis II to Stuart supporters.

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  • As her name passed softly through his lips, he breathed his last and fell into the arms of his savior where his eternal reward would humbly be received.

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  • I was present on both occasions and cannot recall that a word passed between Ike and Monty.

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