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These mediators and mixers we detest--the passing clouds: those half-and- half ones, that have neither learned to bless nor to curse from the heart.
Rather will I sit in a tub under a closed heaven, rather will I sit in the abyss without heaven, than see thee, thou luminous heaven, tainted with passing clouds!
For rather will I have noise and thunders and tempest-blasts, than this discreet, doubting cat-repose; and also amongst men do I hate most of all the soft-treaders, and half-and-half ones, and the doubting, hesitating, passing clouds.
For all things are baptized at the font of eternity, and beyond good and evil; good and evil themselves, however, are but fugitive shadows and damp afflictions and passing clouds.
What troops are these that seem to be passing through the wood?"
As Turan proceeded along the avenue he passed other sentries beside other doors but now he gave them small heed, since they neither challenged nor otherwise outwardly noted his passing; but while at nearly every turn of the erratic avenue he passed one or more of these silent sentinels he could not guess that he had passed one of them many times and that his every move was watched by silent, clever stalkers.
While my thoughts were still pursuing this direction, my attention was recalled to passing events by a sad little voice, putting a strange little question, close at my side.
Rouletabille asked me, in a low tone, to walk carefully, as we were passing the door of Mademoiselle Stangerson's apartment.
At that moment we heard some one walking in the gallery and passing before our door.
A total of 958 drivers who sat their test for the first time were male - 445 passing on that first attempt (46.5 per cent).
Inspector General (IG) of Police Sindh Amjad Javed Saleemi was the guest of honour at the passing out event.
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Possession, for most practical purposes, is just another way of measuring passing accuracy, which cannot be meaningless.
And while Liverpool also made almost three times as many backpasses as Everton, this probably highlights Brendan Rodgers' desire for his side to build from the back, passing the ball across the backline rather than asking Brad Jones to kick the ball from his hands (although Tim Howard recorded a 59% pass completion rate, while Jones was just 38 per cent - and Howard actually made more open play passes than his rival).
3 : showing haste or lack of attention <a passing glance>