Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.”

    Between War and Peace

  • 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.”

    Between War and Peace

  • 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.

    Dancing with the Devil

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

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

    Tough Customer

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

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  • 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.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • 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.

    Dancing with the Devil

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

    The Children of the Lost

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