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  • hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
    • a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
    • a passing glance
    • perfunctory courtesy
  • allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily
    • a passing grade
  • of advancing the ball by throwing it
    • a team with a good passing attack
    • a pass play
  • lasting a very short time
    • the ephemeral joys of childhood
    • a passing fancy
    • youth's transient beauty
    • love is transitory but it is eternal
    • fugacious blossoms
  • to an extreme degree
    • extremely cold
    • extremely unpleasant
  • success in satisfying a test or requirement
    • his future depended on his passing that test
    • he got a pass in introductory chemistry
  • going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it
    • she drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me
  • a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another
    • the passage of air from the lungs
    • the passing of flatus
  • the end of something
    • the passing of winter
  • the motion of one object relative to another
    • stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets
  • euphemistic expressions for death
    • thousands mourned his passing
  • (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
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