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The passing of time - synonyms or related words

passing

noun

the process by which time passes

go by

if time goes by, it passes

wear on

if time wears on, it passes

tick away

if time ticks away or ticks by, it passes

elapse

verb

formal

if time elapses, it passes

intervene

verb

if time intervenes, it passes before you do something or before something happens

creep by

if time creeps by, it passes very slowly

slip by

if time or an opportunity slips by, it passes and you fail to use it or to gain an advantage from it

time flies

used for saying that time seems to be passing very quickly

the passage of time

the process by which time passes

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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a stupid person

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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