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march past

1. Literally, to walk past (someone or something) in a unified group or regimented file or formation. We all trembled in fear as the soldiers marched past. As if to add insult to injury at having to stay home and study, a huge crowd of people all marched past my window on their way to the ceremony.
2. To proceed or progress onward toward the future without one. My greatest fear is being stuck in some dead-end job, watching the days of my life march past. They deserve the disqualification—let the championship march past them this year!
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march past someone or something

to move in a file or formation past someone or something. The people in the parade marched past the children standing on the curb. The soldiers marched past the general.
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Peshawar District School Sheikhabad got first position in PT, Band won by Lady Griffith while Takhbai School was declared as best March Past team.
The march past consisted of members of the prefect and student council; students of the four houses, namely Aryabhatta, C V Raman, J C Bose and Vikram Sarabhai.
The synchronized march past by Military and police contingent was led by General Officer Commanding (Delhi) Lt General Subroto Mitra.
The programme commenced with a march past in which ISAM students belonging to four different houses took part.
HAVING attended the Remembrance Service and march past the Liverpool Cenotaph on November 11, I was, like many others, pleased with the amount of people who turned out to pay their respects to the fallen from Liverpool in two world wars and the many conflicts since.
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Seven police officers were injured yesterday when trouble flared after a loyalist band defied a ruling not to march past a Catholic church.
The tournament was inaugurated recently at a colourful ceremony with a march past led by Dr Sanjay Kudari, vice president of the Sangha.
Today, Comet tanks stand sentinel while men of the 43rd Royal Tank Regiment (6th City Battalion), TA march past the Lord Mayor of Newcastle as he takes the salute at the St George's Day Parade .
The 63rd Republic Day in the State was on Thursday marked by the unfurling of the tricolour, ceremonial march past and cultural programmes presented by school and college students as well as by groups of folk artists.
Activities at Lingfield will begin with a parade and march past by representatives of the Royal Anglians, Surrey Army Cadet Force and veterans.
They said they believed they had secured agreement with the police and the local authority to march past the conference at the ICC.
Examiner ref: 52-4798, TmcHUD301009-ke08015) EYES LEFT: British Legion and Army Veterans' Association members march past in Market Square in 1952.
The veterans will have their annual dinner at the Celtic Royal on Saturday and a service of thanksgiving and remembrance in the "Celt" on Sunday before going to the Maes for 12 noon for the ceremony and march past.
The 400 strong contingent, commanded by Air Commodore RK Mathur, will take part in the march past on the Bastille Day.