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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PASS OVER

But I pass over this, and go on to the computation of dates.

On that condition, and on that condition only, I am willing to pass over the past.

We pass over the explanations that followed, as every one will readily understand them.

I pass over that it becomes not an emperor to be an accuser.

We must now pass over a considerable portion of the narrative.

And, yes, he would have to pass over her body before stealing her niece.

I felt that chill that had already brushed me pass over our women and our dear girls.

I will pass over the transports of joy with which he was received.

She watched him gain the crest and pass over it out of sight.

But interesting as his experiences were, we pass over them with a few words.

WORD ORIGIN

"written permission to pass into, or through, a place," 1590s, from pass (v.). Sense of "ticket for a free ride or admission" is first found 1838. Colloquial make a pass "offer an amorous advance" first recorded 1928, perhaps from a sporting sense. Phrase come to pass (late 15c.) uses the word with a sense of "completion, accomplishment."

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