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They stopped at the crossing, waiting for the train to pass.
The procession slowly passed us.
We sometimes pass each other in the street.
We passed through the gates of the old city.
Two large birds passed over our heads.
The signal passes through a device called a router.
Did you pass?
She passed her driving test.
He'll be in the team if he passes the fitness test today.
Pass the salt, please.
Could you pass me that newspaper?
He passed the camera to her so she could take a photograph.
This is one of the worst laws ever passed.
Time passes slowly when you're waiting for something.
The summer holidays passed quickly, as usual.
She grew less hopeful with every passing day.
Hardly a day passed without a journalist calling or knocking at our door.
Under the will, ownership of the business will pass to my daughter.
The estate has passed from father to son for generations.
a plant whose leaves are used in cooking. Marjoram is a herb.
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