pass by

phrasal verb

passed by; passing by; passes by
: to happen without being noticed or acted upon by (someone)
Don't let this opportunity pass (you) by!

Examples of pass by in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The provision was stripped from the final bill passed by the Senate. Mckenzie Beard, Washington Post, 16 July 2024 This request falls on the heels of the most recent budget passed by county commissioners. For Carroll County Times, Baltimore Sun, 14 July 2024 While the half-hour episodes pass by smoothly enough, their significance gets diluted with each obvious twist and added storyline. Ben Travers, IndieWire, 10 July 2024 Several lanes of traffic were shut down during an initial investigation, when vehicles were allowed to drive on the shoulder to pass by the crash scene, News 12 New Jersey reported. Muri Assunção, New York Daily News, 5 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for pass by 

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“Pass by.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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