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passed down

adjective as in hand-me-down

adjective as in inherited

adjective as in used

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Example Sentences

Some, indeed, have fathers or uncles who have passed down their skills.

Genes passed down through the maternal side, though, were found to be a “perfect mitochondrial match.”

These antiques had been passed down from inmate to inmate, as older prisoners died or moved on.

This is a company founded by men, passed down through men, and dominated by men.

That, he passed down to his son, around whom a campaign to draft him for the Senate had begun to shape up.

A few, very few, little dots had run back over that green patch—the others had passed down into the world of darkness.

He made no attempt to detain Jessie, who passed down the street with her cheeks flaming.

As they passed down the aisle, Tessas dress brushed against Felix Harrison; he was sitting alone with his father.

Brother Colquhoun, with his flat hat clasped before his breast, passed down the aisle.

Mrs. Jordan, a British matron of solid proportions, passed down the path on the arm of a comparatively puny cavalier.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to passed down, such as: not new, previously owned, reach-me-down, secondhand, second-hand, and used.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.