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passages

noun
plural of passage

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1 an established course for traveling from one place to another
  • the long passage down the Atlantic seaboard, around Cape Horn, and up the Pacific Coast to California

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2 a going from one place to another usually of some distance
  • an arduous passage across the country

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3 a journey over water in a vessel
  • the passage to Britain requires several days

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4 a part taken from a longer work
  • the news report quoted a passage from the novel

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5 forward movement in time or place
  • a swift passage from mere liking to actual love

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6 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities
  • weary of this world, he looked forward to the next and sought passage with poison

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“Passages.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/passages. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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