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pass by

Definitions

  • the Women Passing by in Procession, In Charge Of A Warrior and of a Man Playing Upon the Lyre
    the Women Passing by in Procession, In Charge Of A Warrior and of a Man Playing Upon the Lyre
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pass by move past "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window","He passed his professor in the hall","One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If the goverment passed a law that all the outdoor lighting in the united states had to be provided by low pressure sodium light bulbs, then they would save enough money to pay for evey college students tuition.
    • Pass by to go to the other side of: to cross, to go past without visiting or halting: to overlook, to disregard
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Quotations

  • Lou Holtz
    Lou%20Holtz
    “Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by.”
  • Robert Bresson
    Robert Bresson
    “Films can only be made by by-passing the will of those who appear in them, using not what they do, but what they are.”
  • Haniel Long
    Haniel Long
    “When an individual fear or apathy passes by the unfortunate, life is of no account.”
  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel%20Proust
    “Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Some people steer by the light from the stars, while others steer by the lights from each passing ship.”
  • Paul Cezanne
    Paul Cezanne
    “Right now a moment of time is passing by! We must become that moment.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. passer—It. passarepassus, a step.

Usage

In literature:

When the ladies had passed by, Sabine asked who they were.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
The weeks passed by in Riversborough, and brought no satisfactory conclusion to the guarded investigations of the police.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
There was consequently much stir of life at that point, and from my summerhouse on the wall I could talk to the men passing by.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
It would have gone badly with him then, had not a tailor happened to pass by.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
She passed by where I was, but did not see me.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
The terror, the thick gloom had passed by.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
It was passed by 55 per cent of high-school pupils and by 65 per cent of unschooled business men.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
The clang becomes louder, coming nearer to us, and tall, dark ghosts pass by with silent steps.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Never pass by a fire in grass, brush, or timber, which is unguarded and which you can see is likely to spread.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Early in the morning there passed by a peasant who saw him, broke the ice in pieces with his wooden shoe, and brought him home to his wife.
"Favorite Fairy Tales" by Logan Marshall
Can ammonia be dried by passing the gas through concentrated sulphuric acid?
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
A bill was passed by Congress, but returned to it by Madison with his veto on January 15, 1815.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
Hour after hour slowly passed by.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Several days passed by, and no answer came.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Ten days, then a fortnight, passed by, and the priest did not appear.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
As they burned up, he took another look round, when he saw the dim outline of some animal passing by.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
Still several days passed by and nothing was done.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
We passed by the house, and I realized that we were starting for the Mercutian base some four miles away.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
Any channel capable of being passed by ships or boats.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Slowly it went with majestic tread, passing by the harbour, and sailors on the ships bowed down in lowly adoration.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
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In poetry:

Because you cannot pluck the flower,
You pass the sweet scent by;
Because you cannot have the stars
You will not see the sky
"A Woman's Mood" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
And fairer she, but ah how soon to die!
Her quiet dream of life this hour may cease.
Her peaceful being slowly passes by
To some more perfect peace.
"Requiescat" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
O all ye who passe by, behold and see:
Man stole the fruit, but I must climbe the tree;
The tree of life to all, but onely me:
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert
Where men clash, God always clings:
When the human passes by,
Like a cloud from summer sky,
God so gently draweth nigh,
And the brightest blessings brings.
"St. Mary's" by Abram Joseph Ryan
"Thou art still a king, and at thy passing
By thy latest word must all abide:
If thou willest, here am I, thy songman;
If thou lovest, here is she, thy bride."
"Srahmandazi" by Sir Henry Newbolt
To some Love comes so silently and late
That all unheard he is, and passes by.
Leaving no gift but a remembered sigh.
While they stand watching at another gate.
"A Song Of Love's Coming" by Ethel Clifford

In news:

The Record's writers in Trenton and DC take on N.J. A series of bills aimed at spurring job growth in the state were passed by the Assembly Budget Committee this morning.
That law was passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov Chris Gregoire earlier this year, but it's been on hold pending the election's outcome.
Razak, 25, of Takoma Park recently recalled how, as he walked to school in the morning, he would pass by and admire the pictures and statues of local artists on the street.
Enlarge Image Eric George/ThisWeek Senior Luis Ferrer of Reynoldsburg (left) blocks a pass by Chillicothe's Josh Watkins during a game Sept 1.
Towns that are acquiring flood-prone properties in the wake of superstorm Sandy would get some much-needed tax relief under legislation passed by an Assembly committee this afternoon.
A small asteroid came relatively close to Earth on Tuesday, and a larger one is passing by at a greater distance today.
The Graduate Employees Organization said Friday that the strike authorization vote passed by 86.7 percent.
The ban passed by unanimous vote and the board has relaxed the deadline for compliance.
In Massachusetts, a statewide ballot question in 2008 passed by a large margin and ended dog racing here forever.
Briggs also intercepted a pass by Gabbert and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown.
In theis Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 file photo, an Emirati man pass by 10mw photovoltaic plant at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The renewal passed by over 7,000 votes.
As Rafael grew into a hurricane, residents and officials on the tiny island of Bermuda were expecting the storm to pass by Tuesday.
The State Attorney General's office has approved a bylaw passed by residents in Concord.
0Hundreds gathered at Seattle Center for a New Year's Eve-style countdown to 12 am, when the legalization measure passed by voters last month took effect.
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In science:

Circles of center x0 passing by these intersections complete the construction.
Random walks on hyperbolic groups and their Riemann surfaces
As is shown in Fig. 11, this line does not pass by the critical point.
Clusters in Simple Fluids
We find that these additional tests are readily passed by both de-skewed variants of our bit streams.
Random Numbers from Astronomical Imaging
We pass from the probabilistic error to the error given by (5) in a usual way, by selecting a suitable δ .
Almost Optimal Solution of Initial-Value Problems by Randomized and Quantum Algorithms
There are two ways of moving to infinite-volume measures on the lattice Ld = (Zd, Ed ), namely by passing to weak limits, and by the Dobrushin– Lanford–Ruelle (DLR) formalism.
Random-cluster representation of the Blume-Capel model
The above theorem shows that if there exists a uniform bound for the relation type of parameter ideals, then the bound must depend on invariants which may increase when we pass to quotient rings by ideals generated by subsystems of parameters.
Uniform bounds in generalized Cohen-Macaulay rings
Let u be now any holomorphic curve that passes through the model neighborhood U, capped off by attaching a disk in F, and denote u together with its attached disk by (cid:98)u . and whose boundary lies on the maximally foliated submanifold F .
The plastikstufe - a generalization of the overtwisted disk to higher dimensions
This feature is thought to conform with the complementarity principle, i.e., that which-way information provided by a polarization tag put on the signals as they pass through the slits, is said to destroy the wave-information revealed by the interference pattern.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
Whenever the new constraint is violated by the current assignment one rearranges it; in this step was performed by a local search algorithm, that could be replaced by the single sample m.s.r. message passing heuristic.
On the freezing of variables in random constraint satisfaction problems
Correlation properties of flows of random walkers passing by different paths have been remained beyond the scope of previous studies devoted to complex networks and random walks on graphs.
Sestieri of Venice
Correlation properties of flows of random walkers passing by different paths have been remained beyond the scope of previous studies devoted to complex networks and random walks on graphs.
Transport Networks Revisited: Why Dual Graphs?
By multiplying the resolvent relation (λ − µ)RλRµϕ = Rµϕ − Rλϕ by µ and passing to the limit as µ → 0, we get λRλ ˆϕ = ˆϕ.
Stochastic Homogenization of Reflected Diffusion Processes
We call Rℓ ij the set of (↔, l)-routes with ℓ nodes passing by node i and by node j, and denote x+ = max(x, 0).
Order-Optimal Consensus through Randomized Path Averaging
It is not hard to see that (ℓ − ℓij )+ is the number of routes of length ℓ passing by i first and j ij | = 2(ℓ − ℓij )+ .
Order-Optimal Consensus through Randomized Path Averaging
However, this obstacle can easilly be passed by since our theory is mathematically equivalent to the renormalizeable one.
Novel definition of Grassmann numbers and spinor fields
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