Definition of Pass away

1. Verb. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life. "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

2. Verb. Go out of existence. "She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away"
Generic synonyms: Cease, End, Finish, Stop, Terminate

Definition of Pass away

1. Verb. (euphemistic) To die. ¹

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Literary usage of Pass away

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1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"... sometimes dirty and sometimes cold, did January and February pass away. March was to take Elizabeth to Hunsford. She had not at first thought very ..."

2. A Dictionary of Similes by Frank Jenners Wilstach (1916)
"pass away — As flowers that bloom at morn, at eve decay. — FRANCIS SCOTT KEY. ... pass away, like a thin cloud that melts across the moon. ..."

3. The poetical works of Thomas Moore by Thomas Moore (1827)
"Than summer чип more true, 'T will never set again. JOYS THAT pass away. ... that pass away like ihi*. Alas! are purchased dear, If every beam of bliss k ..."

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