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en passant

adverb

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by way of interjection or digression
  • she mentioned en passant that she'd been to New York

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The first known use of en passant was in 1665

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“En passant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/en%20passant. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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