pass through


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pass through pass through an enemy line; in a military conflict
    • v pass through make a passage or journey from one place to another "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs"," "Some travelers pass through the desert"
    • v pass through cause to move through "Pass a chemical through a solution"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Gases that build up in your large intestine cause flatulence. It usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes for these gases to pass through your system
    • Pass through to undergo, experience
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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.”
  • Dag Hammarskjold
    “In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.”
  • Sir William Temple
    “Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed”
  • William Shakespeare
    “All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.”
  • William Ellery Channing
    “All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser and more serene.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. passer—It. passarepassus, a step.


In literature:

On 8 April he passed through the Straits.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
She passed through avenues of leafless trees, and walked across silent squares.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
All the above thoughts did not pass through my mind while I was in the water struggling back to the staff, though some of them did.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
Passing through the antehall, he gained admission to Eberhard Ludwig's apartment.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
Greta gasped; a thrill passed through her.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Pupils handle these and note that both are cold and that the ball just passes through the ring.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
She passed through the garden, to a path across a field that led to the churchyard.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
To make known his feelings it is necessary to repeat what passed through his mind after he had separated from the Texan.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
If the current enters Z, it will pass through the magnet coils out to Y, through P, T, I, F, and R to X.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
Passing through these grounds a friend pointed out the most noted buildings.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols

In poetry:

Then suddenly my body heaves,
The dreary forest opens wide,
A whisper passes through the leaves,
And from my breast clear waters ride.
"The King And The Mountain" by R S Ward
But when the wood was well passed through,
And in the churchyard they were,
Then was the fair knight Aagen
Waxen wan of his golden hair.
"Knight Aagen And The Maiden Else" by William Morris
Walk'd, clearing pathways for my feet. He pass'd
Through shadows dim and dark,
But still behind a glorious light He cast,
To let me see my mark.
"The Two Angels" by Alexander Anderson
O, could we pass beyond the doom,
And range through fields, forever fair,
Arrayed in heaven's eternal bloom,
We'd find our sainted bishop there.
"Tribute To Rev. William Paul Quinn" by James Madison Bell
"I sow," said Death; "but my flowers unseen
Pass away from the land of men,
Nor sighs nor tears through the long sad years
Ever bring back their bloom again.
"The Two Sowers" by Alexander Anderson
And ever since then, when the clock strikes two,
She walks unbidden from room to room,
And the air is filled that she passes through
With a subtle, sad perfume.
"A Newport Romance" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

EAR, applications pass through Plan Commission.
Nearly 800,000 travelers pass through RSW in February.
A primary benefit of allowing an employer-only tax credit to pass through to employees, Hosemann said, is it would make Mississippi more competitive with neighboring state Tennessee in attracting new industry.
The best quarterbacks to pass through Houston.
Accurate description or not, that small-town feel doesn't necessarily mean there isn't lots of money passing through city checkbooks each month.
Easier to Pass Through the 'i' of a Needle.
Does Obama's path to Iran pass through Jewish settlements.
Anyone entering the Wright County government center through the main entrances will soon have to pass through metal detectors staffed by armed guards.
Towns plan Bicentennial Wagon Train pass through Guernsey County.
According to the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, the Amgen Tour of California will not pass through San Luis Obispo in May.
Earlier reports put the pass-through at 3:30.
Fast-Moving Data Clouds Pass through the City of Jazz.
Bike enthusiasts pass through county during seven-city tour.
A rider on the annual Buffalo Bill Century bike tour passes through downtown Tonganoxie last year.
Supervalu Sees 'Orderly Pass-Through ' of Inflation.

In science:

If χ is a slowly varying function, λ (χ(s) − χ(0)) gives the local distance from S to the wave front passing through the point s = 0.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
Take a root β , such that Eβ ∈ g−1 , and consider the W (g0 ) orbit Z that passes through it.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Let x be a reduced word as in Section 8.3, and suppose its associated chain passes through X , say X = Xi .
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
In the present work, we only study the effects of shocks passing through the cooling flow region.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
Similarly, there is no point u ∈ Fa such that wnu ⊂ eΓ and hence eN must pass through wn .
A Simple Proof that Rational Curves on K3 are Nodal