pass over


  • Road passing over a train. Men above and below
    Road passing over a train. Men above and below
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pass over bypass "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"
    • v pass over rub with a circular motion "wipe the blackboard","He passed his hands over the soft cloth"
    • v pass over fly over "The plane passed over Damascus"
    • v pass over travel across or pass over "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
    • v pass over 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"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The record for the world?s worst drivers is a toss-up between two candidates: First, a 75-year-old man who received 10 traffic tickets, drove on the wrong side of the road four times, committed four hit-and-run offenses, and caused six accidents, all within 20 minutes on October 15, 1966. Second, a 62-year-old woman who failed her driving test 40 times before passing it in August, 1970 (by that time, she had spent over $700 in lessons, and could no longer afford to buy a car)
    • Pass over to go to the other side of: to cross, to go past without visiting or halting: to overlook, to disregard
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  • Aesop
    “The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.”
  • Duke Ellington
    Duke Ellington
    “Gray skies are just clouds passing over.”
  • Bible
    “The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. [Proverbs 19:11]”
  • George Herbert
    “He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.”
  • Hitopadesa
    “When the leader passes over all alike, not making a distinction, then the endeavors of those who are capable of exertion are entirely lost.”


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


In literature:

In a few seconds the canoe had passed over the first stage of the rapids, and shot down with the velocity of an arrow.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
In the first volley, most of their bullets, discharged at random, had passed over our heads.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
What a fearful change was soon to pass over it!
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
It would be necessary to pass over the ridge that formed the southern jaw of the chasm.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Now another was heard, and in a short time we reached the northern end of the island, having completely passed over it.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Henceforth Prussia passes over into Germany.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
Afterwards I had to pass over very broken ground, and the people of whom I asked my way were Saxon-haters and uncivil.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
The cloth is dyed by means of passing over a roller into a dye vat.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
She rose some feet in the air at the bow, and passed over it.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
Another time a beaver, passing over a trap to get the castoreum, had his hind-leg broken.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

Yea, it was noblest for him—it was best
(Questioning naught of our Father's decrees),
There to pass over the river and rest
Under the shade of the trees!
"The Shade Of The Trees" by Margaret Junkin Preston
The hour when they, who pass over her now
With careless and pitiless foot,
Shall come with delight to repose in her shade,
And gratefully take of her fruit.
"The Lily" by Caroline Fry
To kindly pass over a wound, or a foe
(And mem'ry but part us awhile),
To breathe forth a prayer that His love I may know,
Whose mercies my sorrows beguile,--
"Resolutions For The Day" by Mary Baker Eddy
Let not the roses lie
Too thickly tangled round my tomb,
Lest fleecy clouds that skim the summer sky,
Flinging their faint soft shadows, pass it by,
And know not over whom.
"A Last Request" by Alfred Austin
At times, though, the curtain over the pupil
Will lift. Then an image passes in soundlessly,
Passes through the tense stillness of the limbs—
And in the heart, ceases to be.
"The Panther" by John Hall Wheelock
All things so early fade—swiftly pass over,
As autumn bees desert the withering clover.
Now, with the bee, I sing immortal June;
How soon both song and bee are gone—how soon!
"Farewell To Beauty" by Mary Webb

In news:

The senior QB is supposed to be the leader of an improving team, but his passes were all over the place.
Space shuttle to pass over Tucson.
Politics / News Watch the Skies: Space Shuttle Endeavour To Pass Over Tucson in Gabby's Honor.
Carrin Smeaton and her sons Kazema and Yuga (R) look toward the sun as the moon is seen passing over the sun during a Solar Eclipse on November 14, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.
45 ET yesterday, a solar eclipse of the Sun passed over Australia.
Raynne Cardoz of Brazil looks towards the sun as the moon is seen passing over the sun during a Solar Eclipse on November 14, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.
The last week of the session proved to be very busy as the Legislature considered and passed over 100 bills for the week.
I have one question for Secretary of State Ralph Mollis: why did you pass over John Celona.
NOTRE DAME — Max Wittek threw down the gauntlet just hours after it had been passed over to him.
Tropical Storm Ernesto has passed over or near the island of St Lucia and is moving into the eastern Caribbean sea.
4 trains passed over bridge without incident after adjustments.
They are often considered less desirable by adopters and are passed over for younger animals.
The International Space Station is passing over Maryland this week.
Passed over in favor of light trucks.
Moving northwest at 23 mph, Sandy appeared to pass over land just south of.

In science:

The length of the common subsequence is the sum over all weights of the bonds which the path passed.
High precision simulations of the longest common subsequence problem
S †(b)S (b + x) = S (x) for a gluon dipole to pass over a length z of nuclear material.
Parton Saturation-An Overview
The Rejection Power is the ratio of the full counting statistics over the number of validated events passing the cuts.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
TU = inf {j ≥ 0 : Xj 6∈ U }, and U is ranging over all finite sets that contain 0, and have a path of range M passing through all its points.
The Point of View of the Particle on the Law of Large Numbers for Random Walks in a Mixing Random Environment
Passing to the approximation over [a, b], we get for t ∈ [xi , xi+1 ] the inequality kz (t) − l(t)k ≤ kz (t) − ¯zi (t)k + k¯zi (t) − li (t)k ≤ exp(hL)kei k + M h ¯hr+ρ .
Improved Bounds on the Randomized and Quantum Complexity of Initial-Value Problems