passing

Definitions

  • the Women Passing by in Procession, In Charge Of A Warrior and of a Man Playing Upon the Lyre
    the Women Passing by in Procession, In Charge Of A Warrior and of a Man Playing Upon the Lyre
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj passing hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws","a passing glance","perfunctory courtesy"
    • adj passing of advancing the ball by throwing it "a team with a good passing attack","a pass play"
    • adj passing lasting a very short time "the ephemeral joys of childhood","a passing fancy","youth's transient beauty","love is transitory but it is eternal","fugacious blossoms"
    • adj passing allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily "a passing grade"
    • adv passing to an extreme degree "extremely cold","extremely unpleasant"
    • n passing success in satisfying a test or requirement "his future depended on his passing that test","he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
    • n passing going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it "she drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me"
    • n passing (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
    • n passing a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another "the passage of air from the lungs","the passing of flatus"
    • n passing the end of something "the passing of winter"
    • n passing the motion of one object relative to another "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
    • n passing euphemistic expressions for death "thousands mourned his passing"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Simplon Pass The Simplon Pass
"The dog hailed his master as he passed." "The dog hailed his master as he passed."
Passing of the horse Passing of the horse
"A SERIES OF PASSES WITH THE SCARLET FLAG." "A SERIES OF PASSES WITH THE SCARLET FLAG."
SUDDENLY A FACE PASSED THE WINDOW SUDDENLY A FACE PASSED THE WINDOW
PASSING THE CUSTOMS PASSING THE CUSTOMS
How Gargantua Passed the Ford--1-36-076 How Gargantua Passed the Ford--1-36-076
One can generally pass around obstructions like this on the trail One can generally pass around obstructions like this on the trail

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average a person passes gas 14 times a day
    • Passing Exceeding; surpassing, eminent. "Her passing deformity."
    • adv Passing Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair; passing strange. "You apprehend passing shrewdly."
    • Passing Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing.
    • n Passing The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." Theyactually pass out from sheer terror.
    • n passing The act of moving on or by; also, the act of departing; dying.
    • n passing Passage; ratification; enactment.
    • n passing A gold or silver thread or fine cord produced by twisting a flat and very small ribbon of the metal spirally around a silk thread. Passing is used in embroidery, in couched work, and the like, laid on the foundation and sewed to it with fine silk thread.
    • passing That is or are now happening; current: as, passing events; the passing hour.
    • passing Cursory; such as is done, given, etc., while one passes: as, a passing glance.
    • passing Fleeting; fading away.
    • passing Exceeding; surpassing; transcendent; egregious; eminent; extraordinary.
    • passing Surpassingly; wonderfully: exceedingly; very.
    • passing Exceeding; beyond; over.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Air is passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes
    • adj Passing pas′ing going by, through, or away: happening now: surpassing
    • adv Passing exceedingly: very
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Quotations

  • Virginia Woolf
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    “One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
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    “Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.”
  • Don Hutson
    Don Hutson
    “For every pass I caught in a game, I caught a thousand in practice.”
  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.”
  • Lucille Ball
    Lucille Ball
    “I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent.”
  • Publilius Syrus
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    “Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.”

Idioms

Come to a pretty pass - If something has come to a pretty pass, then it is in a difficult, unfavourable or negative situation.
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Hail Mary pass - In American football, a Hail Mary pass is a long, desperate pass at the end of the game that is hoped may gain some points, so it is used for a desperate attempt to resolve a serious problem at the last minute.
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Pass muster - If something passes muster, it meets the required standard.
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Pass the buck - If you pass the buck, you avoid taking responsibility by saying that someone else is responsible.
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Pass the hat - If you pass the hat, you ask a people in a group to give money.
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Pass the time of day - If you pass the time of day with somebody, you stop and say hello, enquire how they are and other such acts of social politeness.
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Usage

In literature:

The master of this cabin never allowed a stranger to pass without urging him to stop and in a way that took no denial.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
As he did so he passed, or would have passed the man who had been dodging them.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
By means of these purchased votes, the various measures of the Ring were passed.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Day after day passed and more men poured in.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
He passed his hand over the money.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
But after he entered a college, I felt as if there were a great gulf between us, never more to be passed over.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
It will pass as all moods pass.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
They do not turn even their eyes as the guests pass, much less their heads.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
But winter passed over.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
The day continued to pass, and did pass.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
She held him and Talbot a few moments longer with light talk, and then he passed on.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
And as he passed the river three ghostly figures ambled down to the bank, and, after drinking their horses, likewise passed over.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Undoing his clothes he passed his hand into his shirt.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
The protesting train must be passed on without further delay.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
You leave on the opposite side of the room, passing a second cashier and paying the amount of your check.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
Some women must pass twice under the yoke.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
A few skiffs were passing and re-passing the Sound.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
The low-ground is passed.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
He passed the packet to Mackintosh without a word, then mounted the companionway ladder back to the quarterdeck.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
The six months had passed, and a new conductor was appointed to challenge comparisons with the old.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
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In poetry:

KEEP thou thy dreams–though joy should pass thee by;
Hold to the rainbow beauty of thy thought;
It is for dreams that men will oft-times die
And count the passing pain of death as nought.
"Dreams" by Virna Sheard
Then One passed by in the dusking shadows,
The night's dusk shadows slept on her hair--
She passed like a gleam o'er the dew-drenched meadows,
And my heart throbbed fast--but she was not fair.
"When Love Passed" by Leigh Gordon Giltner
The Year-King passed along his way:
Rejoiced, rewarded, and content;
He passed to distant lands and new;
For other tasks he had to do;
But wheresoe'er the wanderer went,
He ne'er forgot his darling May.
"The Year-King" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
The ancient seers, like you,
To God and duty true,
Were, in their day, reviled and put to shame:
Scorned, hated, hunted, they
From earth have passed away:
Their forms have passed away, but not their fame.
"To Abolitionists" by John Pierpont
They will pass like the dreams of our pleasures and youth,
They will pass like the promise of honor and truth,
And bright thou shalt shine when these shadows are gone,
All radiant, serene, unobscur'd—but alone.
"My Heart's Fit To Break" by Lady Caroline Lamb
Winter is a passing thing and Spring is always gay;
If she, too, be passing she does not weep to know it.
Time she takes to quicken seed but never time to grow it--
Naught she cares for harvest that lies so far away.
"Spring Will Come" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

In news:

Russell Wilson's air attack , strong pass defense powers Seahawks over Vikings.
It's a procedure called a self-executing rule, and if it is used, the Senate healthcare reform bill will be " deemed " to have passed the House whenever the House passes a package of fixes to the Senate bill.
Senate Passes Bill The US Senate votes to pass homeland security bill 11.20.02.
Three touchdown passes, one incomplete pass.
Jerry Brown on Friday rejected a legislation that would have required drivers to be at least three feet away when passing bicyclists in most cases and would have allowed drivers to cross solid yellow lines to pass if safe to do so.
1st-10-IdaSt40 Incomplete Pass Martinez incomplete pass to the right.
In an era where an incomplete pass resulted in a 15-yard penalty, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School showcased the potential of the pass.
The Amarillo Opera hopes people will "passe la nuit" - pass the night - in fine French style at The Grand Opera Ball Trois on Saturday at the Khiva Shrine Ballroom, 305 E Fifth Ave.
View full size Larry Kreifels / The Argus Century senior quarterback Sam Riddle (3) leads the state in passing with 1,069 yards and 16 touchdown passes.
At times during the course of human history, when the last of a group, clan or tribe passes, someone would be appointed to publicly weep, remember, and light the sacred fire for the passing of that group.
Tinie Tempah's performed his new single ' Pass Out ' tonight on 'X Factor,' and if the rapper went backstage and passed the hell out after his performance, we would not be shocked, because he was a ball of energy throughout the entire song.
2007 Women of Power Legacy Award Winner Suzanne De Passe : Chairman & CEO, De Passe Entertainment.
27 remaining in the second quarter, Moberly's Nick Perkins intercepted a Pinto pass and the Spartans went on to score on a 9-yard TD pass from quarterback Ben Stoecklein to Brandon Elkins.
The Jets passed on Jay Cutler in the 2006 draft and were prepared to pass on him a second time if they had the opportunity.
The famous, the near-famous, the once-famous seem to pass on in threes and fours, and so we will note the passing of a group of disparate folks who enriched our lives, made their names, made us stand up and take notice.
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In science:

Note that, for each α, if α passes through s, then αi passes through si ∗ hα(length (s))i, and γ i |αi belongs to Bα(length (s)),i , and, therefore, to Bi .
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
Also note that, for each α, for each j < n, if α passes through s, then αj passes through sj , and, for each m, αj passes through (s ∗ hmi)j , as (s ∗ hmi)j coincides with sj , and, therefore, γ j |(αj ) belongs to each set Bm,j and thus to Bj .
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
Note that, for each α, if α passes through s, then αi passes through si ∗ hα(length (s))i, and γ i |αi belongs to Bα(length (s)),i , and, therefore, to Bi .
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
Also note that, for each α, for each j < n, if α passes through s, then αj passes through sj , and, for each m, αj passes through (s ∗ hmi)j , as (s ∗ hmi)j coincides with sj , and, therefore, γ j |(αj ) belongs to each set Bm,j and thus to Bj .
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
It follows that, for each n, for all a, b in Bn , if a 6= b, then, for each α passing through a, for each β passing through b, α is apart from β , and, therefore, γ |α is apart from γ |β .
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
Using the First Axiom of Countable Choice, we determine ε, ζ in N such that, for each p, length (ε(p)(cid:1) = p and, for each α in B0 ∪ B1 , if α passes through 0(cid:0)ζ (p)(cid:1), then there exists η passing through ε(p) such that γ |α admits η .
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
As T is a spread, we apply Brouwer’s Continuity Principle and find m such that, either, for every α in T , if α passes through 0m, then α0 = 0, or, for every α in T , if α passes through 0m, then α1 = 0.
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
We let αγ be the element of N satisfying: for each s, if γ passes through s, then αγ (s) = 0, and, if γ does not pass through s, then αγ (s) = α(s).
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
Let αβ be the element of N satisfying: for each s, if β passes through s, then αβ (s) = 0, and, if β does not pass through s, then αβ (s) = α(s).
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
Note that η is strictly increasing and that, for each p, for each α′ in Fβ , if α′ passes through α(cid:0)η(p)(cid:1), then γ |α′ passes through γ |α(cid:0)ζ ′ (p)(cid:1).
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
Using the Fan Theorem, 1.4, we find finite subsets B , C of N such that B is a bar in X ∩ s and C is a bar in X ∩ t, and, for all u in B , for all v in C , ε does not pass through γ |u or ε does not pass through γ |v .
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
As B and C are finite, we may infer: either: for all u in B , ε does not pass through γ |u or: for all v in C , ε does not pass through γ |v , and therefore: either: for every α in X ∩ s, γ |α # ε, or: for every α in X ∩ t, γ |α # ε.
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
Then there exists n such that εn does not pass through γ |αn, and, therefore, there exists n such that εn does not pass through γ |λ(n).
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
The reason is that these algorithms can be implemented efficiently in the pass-efficient or streaming models of computation, in which the scarce computational resources are the number of passes over the data, the additional RAM space required, and the additional time required.
Randomized algorithms for matrices and data
Theorem 4 is not only valid to estimate the pass rates of a path connecting a source to a joint node, but also valid to estimate the pass rate of a path connecting a source to a node in an intersection.
Loss Tomography from Tree Topologies to General Topologies
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