Definition of Pass by

1. Verb. Move past. "These cars won't pass by "; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

Exact synonyms: Go By, Go Past, Pass, Surpass, Travel By
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Skirt, Run By, Fly By, Fly By, Whisk By, Zip By
Derivative terms: Passer

Definition of Pass by

1. Verb. to proceed past something ¹

2. Verb. to pass over. disregard, overlook ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pass By


Literary usage of Pass by

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"... tliere was a man named Zaccheus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. 36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. ..."

2. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1871)
"So do I. Make it impossible for it to pass by each of you coming forward and taking counsel with your ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by Edward Vaughan Williams, Walter Vere Vaughan Williams (1877)
"(r) longing to her, doc< not pass by a specific case Hoar J. said : " Considering that the bequest of the chest, but if not otherwise things named in the ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Coupon bonds, railroad or municipal, payable to bearer, pass by mere delivery, and are negotiable instruments; and are, therefore, treated as negotiable ..."

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