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pass away

euphemism To die. I'm so sorry to hear that your father passed over the weekend. When I pass away, I don't want an elaborate funeral.
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pass away

 and pass on
Euph. to die. My aunt passed away last month. When I pass on, I won't care about the funeral.
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pass away

Also, pass on or over . Die, as in He passed away last week, or After Grandma passes on we'll sell the land, or I hear he's about to pass over. All these terms are euphemisms for dying, although the verb pass alone as well as pass away have been used in the sense of "pass out of existence, die" since the 1300s. The two variants-adding on [c. 1800] and over [c. 1900]-allude to moving to some other-worldly realm.
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pass away

v.
1. To die: My grandfather passed away last year.
2. To pass out of existence; end: The years of famine passed away and were followed by years of prosperity.
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If this word and promise of His are revealed as true, then all His other words and promises possess the power of truth that does not pass away, as He Himself had proclaimed: `Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.' No stronger, more decisive and more authoritative proof than the resurrection from the dead could have been imagined or asked for.