pass away

verb
passed away; passing away; passes away

Definition of pass away

intransitive verb

1 : to go out of existence

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Examples of pass away in a Sentence

the old woman passed away quietly

First Known Use of pass away

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pass away was in the 13th century

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“Pass away.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pass%20away. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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