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1. Moving by; going past: The child waved to the passing cars.
2. Of brief duration; transitory: a passing fancy.
3. Cursory or superficial; casual: a passing glance.
4. Allowing one to pass a test, course of study, inspection, or examination; satisfactory: a passing grade.
5. Archaic Extreme or great; surpassing: "'Tis a passing shame" (Shakespeare).
Very; surpassingly: "I will mention only one particular aspect of the current mess because ... this one is surely something new and passing strange" (Walker Percy).
1. The act of one that passes or the fact of having passed: the passing of another summer.
2. A place where or a means by which one can pass.
3. Death.
in passing
While going by; incidentally.

pass′ing·ly adv.
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in passing; in a passing manner
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