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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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My aunt, a little ruffled by the combat, marched past them into the house, with great dignity, and took no notice of their presence, until they were announced by Janet.
NASA leaders Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula were also seen at the park even as as a section of workers marched past the dais during the celebrations.
Contingents of Pakistan Army, Navy, Pakistan Air force ,Special Services Groups, Frontier ,Rangers ,Islamabad Police ,Nursing officers ,Boy Scouts ,Girl Guides marched past the dais presenting salute to President and guest of honor.
My proudest moment was to stand alongside HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, as the troops marched past. I had been with him as he opened the Everton in the Community Hub on Friday and welcomed him to a reception on HMS Iron Duke berthed at the Cruise Terminal on Friday evening.
The Proficiency Banner was won by Qasim Division.The smartly tuned out cadets then marched past the saluting dais.
A GERMAN journalist who has lived in the Highlands for 36 years claims locals once put on Hitler moustaches and marched past his table at the A GERMAN journalist who has lived in the Highlands for 36 years claims locals once put on Hitler moustaches and marched past his table at the local pub.
Lloyd, 43, who served as a Guardsman during his early 20s, said: "I marched past the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Day last year and wore a replica.
They were flanked yesterday by a heavy security presence as one band marched past to a single drum-beat in line with the Parades Commission's determination.
Veterans'' representatives laid wreaths at the Cenotaph before nearly 10,000 ex-servicemen and women marched past to commemorate their fallen comrades.
But violence broke out in the area as the Shankill Road band marched past the church.
"Last year Right to Work marched past the front entrance of the Labour conference in Brighton.
After the service we marched past the Council House and ended up in Broadgate.
Charles stood bareheaded in light rain at the Cavalry Memorial in London's Hyde Park as both serving and former soldiers marched past him.
Hundreds of troops marched past the official podium packed with top officials, followed by military hardware including Ghadr, Sejil and Shahab-3 long-range missiles which are made in Iran.
She waved a flag as the soldiers marched past and stopped for the salute in front of her and her parents, Michelle and Paul Wasp.
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