pass into history

idiom

: to no longer exist
The era of the traveling salesman has passed into history.

Examples of pass into history in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When that happens, Fauci said local health agencies should feel comfortable ending mask mandates, adding that such restrictions could pass into history this year. Editors, USA TODAY, 13 Feb. 2022 At the end of July, the incandescent light bulb – patented by Thomas Edison in 1880 and a common fixture in American homes for more than a century – will pass into history. George Petras, USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2023 But the report shouldn’t pass into history without noting what the evidence reveals that the media largely ignores. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 23 Dec. 2022 That stands in contrast to the usual industry practice of waiting for events to pass into history before depicting them onscreen. Nicole Sperling, New York Times, 16 Oct. 2020

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“Pass into history.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pass%20into%20history. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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