Definition of 'passing'
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Example sentences containing 'passing'
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But after a close friendship spanning 33 years it is impossible not to mourn her passing. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I'd only met him once in passing, aged about six. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But after a close friendship spanning 33 years it is impossible not to mourn her passing. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I'd only met him once in passing, aged about six. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There was a lot of great passing and movement. The Sun (2014)But a swift passing move undid them. The Sun (2010)With the passing of each year recovery techniques for such rescues become more and more refined. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You simply do not see this team carving an opponent apart with slick passing. The Sun (2016)He is good in the short passing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Viewers may also note the passing of an era in the game. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They do not waste time passing when the other team is exposed. The Sun (2016)They played very confidently and are a good team with quick passing. The Sun (2015)They may mourn the passing of their health and feel robbed of a future. Growing Through Loss and Grief (1994)Their passing and movement took their opponents by surprise and they did the club proud. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The passing of her great love had left her with longing for another. Ford Madox Ford (1990)Why does the passing of years destroy imagination? Christianity Today (2000)The passing of time was something parallel to the messy lives led. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their passing was quicker and more purposeful. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His short passing was bang on. The Sun (2011)His modest retirement party evoked the poignant passing of the age of British motor manufacture itself. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's a lucky day for passing driving tests. The Sun (2014)Forget all this about the Spanish game being all about pretty passing and fancy moves. The Sun (2014)Just passing mentions of him. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Holding the bouquet in one hand while passing stems into it with the other was hard, but my work was complimented. The Sun (2014)A neat passing move finished with a blistering shot from Valencia which shook the bar. The Sun (2009)I didn't mention the passing of Miranda last week. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'passing'
British English: passing ADJECTIVE
A passing fashion, activity, or feeling lasts for only a short period of time and is not worth taking very seriously.
She does not believe environmental concern is a passing fad.
British English: passing NOUN
The passing of something such as a time or system is the fact of its coming to an end.
It was an historic day, yet its passing was not marked by the slightest excitement.
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