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  • as inincidentally
  • as inbriefly
  • as inby the way

synonyms for in passing

  • casually
  • remotely
  • accidentally
  • as a by-product
  • as side effect
  • by the bye
  • by the way
  • fortuitously
  • in related manner
  • not by design
  • obiter
  • parenthetically
  • subordinately
  • unexpectedly
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antonyms for in passing

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  • purposely
  • verbosely
  • long-windedly
  • at length
  • permanently
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    How to use in passing in a sentence

    At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
    BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
    In passing to her own chamber she met the Emperor, and, in the agitation of her maternal fears, told him all that had passed.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    Passing, now, to the other side of elasticity—i.e., contractility—can we say as much?
    READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
    It may be noted in passing that in the three miracles in Matthew of exorcising a blinding demon the title “Son of David” is used.
    SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
    We laid him down gently, folded his arms on his breast, and for a moment held our peace in tribute to his passing.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
    BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
    From mere regrets he was passing now, through dismay, into utter repentance of his promise.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    Passing a bungalow that was blazing furiously, he saw in the compound the corpses of two women.
    THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
    It seemed strange to me to be passing the room of my beloved Goethe, with our equally beloved Liszt!
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO IN PASSING

    • fleetingly
    • for a little while
    • hastily
    • in passing
    • momentarily
    • quickly
    • temporarily
    • transiently
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