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Definitions of passe

  1. out of fashion; " a suit of rather antique appearance"; " demode ( or outmoded) attire"; " outmoded ideas"
  2. Alt. of Passee
  3. Past; worn out or faded.
  4. Passee.
  5. Past; out of use; faded; worn.

Usage examples for passe

  1. " She is very kind," said Sir Ulick: " I suppose, in general, you have found yourself pretty well received wherever you have gone- not to flatter you too much on your mental or personal qualifications, and, no disparagement to Dr. Cambray's letters of introduction or my own, five or six thousand a- year are, I have generally observed, a tolerably good passport into society, a sufficient passe- partout." – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  2. Passe you all the day and the night in weeping? – The Golden Asse by Lucius Apuleius
  3. Passe- partout did not wish to believe it. – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  4. But on his journie homewards the King had but sorie hap, for he made shipwracke on the coast of Istria, and then fell into captivitie; and this was the manner that it came to passe. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  5. As an aeroplane was out of the question, the Minister did the next best thing and wrote out for the colonel an official " passe- partout," stamped all over and signed by the highest powers in the land. – The Escaping Club by A. J. Evans
  6. " Vingt- quatre, noir, pair et passe," announced the calm voice. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  7. We enter it in teares; we passe it in sweate, we ende it in sorow. – A Discourse of Life and Death, by Mornay; and Antonius by Garnier by Philippe de Mornay Robert Garnier
  8. Who and what is there that does not pass off, or become passe? – The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete by Honore de Balzac
  9. Whereof it growes, that if you could heare the talke of the wisest and least discontent of this kinde of men, whether they speake aduisedly, or their words passe them by force of truth, one would gladly change garment with his tenaunt: an other preacheth how goodly an estate it is to haue nothing: a third complaining that his braines are broken with the noise of Courte or Pallace, hath no other thought, but as soone as he may to retire himself thence. – A Discourse of Life and Death, by Mornay; and Antonius by Garnier by Philippe de Mornay Robert Garnier
  10. But these marchandes with their shippes great, And such chaffare as they bye and get By the weyes must nede take on hand By the coasts to passe of our England, Betwixt Douer and Caleis, this is no doubt. – The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, v. 1, Northern Europe by Richard Hakluyt
  11. Then place on the whole a glass plate of the same size as the first and border like a passe- partout. – Photographic Reproduction Processes by P.C. Duchochois
  12. Passe- partout heard the street- door shut; it was his new master who had gone out. – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  13. 332. " And so passe men be this Ermonie, and entren the see of Persie. – A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I. by R. Dodsley
  14. But that very day he came face to face with Passe- partout. – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  15. Phileas Fogg went straight up to his room and called for Passe- partout. – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  16. We must breake them that we might passe. – Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson by Peter Esprit Radisson
  17. 20 Enuoyes en querir; Sende to fecche them; Il passe legierment le gorge. – Dialogues in French and English by William Caxton
  18. Also, a trip to Florida would necessitate ten or fifteen thousand dollars' worth of new clothes; and these would not do for the summer, it appeared- they would be faded and passe by that time. – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
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