passing away

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In the absence of all material evidences his uneasiness was passing away.

It would seem as if he anticipated the hour of his passing away.

The perils that had seemed so threatening were passing away.

How is the passing away of the Old Testament saints spoken of?

Even so is it with the generations of mankind, the new spring up as the old are passing away.

The single point where she failed was as to the time of his passing away.

Light had shone into that clouded spirit; the shadows were passing away.

Even as they were passing away we used to wish they would last for ever.

To what, then, may we attribute the passing away of interest and enthusiasm?

She looked at him, and she thought of his passing away from her forever more.

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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