[ noun ] the act of passing from one state or place to the next
Used in print(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
This idea , which occurs in both Tatian and Cyprian , fits especially well into the scheme of Irenaeus ' theology ; for it prepares the way for the passage from life through death to life that is achieved in Christ .(Howard Fast, April Morning....)
I must state that the faster things happened , the slower they happened ; the passage and rhythm of time changed , and when I remember back to what happened then , each event is a separate and frozen incident .(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
Time elapsed but the doctor was obviously unconscious of its passage until an unwelcome knock on the door interrupted the processes of nature .
[ noun ] (fine art,writing) a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
There is a fine second act , as an example , one in which Samuel_Groom , as Dillon , has an opportunity to blaze_away in one impassioned passage after another .(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
There are some passages in the writings of Irenaeus where the image of God and the similitude are sharply distinguished , so most notably in the statement : `` If the [ Holy ] Spirit is absent from the soul , such a man is indeed of an animal nature ; and , being left carnal , he will be an imperfect being , possessing the image [ of God ] in his formation , but not receiving the similitude [ of God ] through the Spirit '' .(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
Emerson , in his lecture , refers to the `` startling experience which almost every person confesses in daylight , that particular passages of conversation and action have occurred to him in the same order before , whether dreaming or waking , a suspicion that they have been with precisely these persons in precisely this room , and heard precisely this dialogue , at some former hour , they know not when '' .(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
When I try to work_out my reasons for feeling that this passage is of critical significance , I come_up with the following ideas , which I shall express very briefly here and revert to in a later essay .
[ noun ] a way through or along which someone or something may pass
Used in print(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
Each time his objective had been the same - a direct water passage from Western Europe to the Far_East .
His chief discovery was important - the Great_North ( later , the Hudson ) River - but it produced no northwest passage .
One_by_one , the openings in the coast that promised a passage through had been explored and discarded .(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)
More_than anything , it is the therapist 's intuitive sensing of these latent meanings in the stereotype which helps these meanings to become revealed , something like a spread-out deck_of_cards , on sporadic occasions over the passage of the patient 's and his months of work together .
[ noun ] (law,government) the passing of a law by a legislative body
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
But questions with which committee_members taunted bankers appearing as witnesses left little doubt that they will recommend passage of_it .
[ noun ] (nautical,transportation) a journey usually by ship
"the outward passage took 10 days"
Used in print(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)
Most meteoritic material , by the time it reaches the Earth's_surface , has been reduced to dust or to spherules of ablated material in its passage through the atmosphere .(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)
After passing * * f through DEAE-cellulose , the titer of antibodies to WTV in the specific fraction was 1 : 4 of the titer before such passage ( precipitin ring tests by R._F._Whitcomb ) ; but mere dilution of the conjugate to 1 : 4 did not satisfactorily remove nonspecific staining .
[ noun ] (music,fine art) a short section of a musical composition
Used in print(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)
He demonstrated by playing an imaginary piano , doing a staccato passage with a broadly exaggerated attack .(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
For_example , to move ( as the score requires ) from the lowest F major register up_to a barely audible N minor in four seconds , not skipping , at_the_same_time , even one of the 407 fingerings , seems a feat too absurd to consider , and it is to the flautist 's credit that he remained silent throughout the passage .
[ noun ] (biology) a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another
"the passage of air from the lungs" "the passing of flatus"
Used in print(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)
To a much less full extent , the hebephrenic person 's belching or flatus has a comparable communicative function ; in working with these patients the therapist eventually gets to do some at_least private mulling over of the possible meaning of a belch , or the passage of flatus , not_only because he is reduced to this for lack of anything else to analyze , but also because he learns that even these animal like sounds constitute forms of communication in which , from_time_to_time , quite different things are being said , long before the patient can become sufficiently aware of these , as distinct feelings and concepts , to say them in words .
[ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
"the nasal passages"
Used in print(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)
During the discharge the magnetic_forces set_up by the passage of current cause the edges of the foil to roll inward toward its center_line , thus allowing light to pass into the camera .