passing word

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Be under no apprehension, Miss Manette, of my ever resuming this conversation by so much as a passing word.
A glance; a passing word or two; a coarse laugh; and she was doubtless forgotten before they turned the corner.
Back home in India, the media went gaga when Trump had a passing word of praise for India during a chat with CNN saying India is doing great but no one is talking about it.
I guess it just detached itself from the crowded jumble of fancies and images, coming forward like a passing word, like a sentence some fellow said to me in the course of my day, a string of words I didn't hear properly at the time and so the phrase hung there, waiting for the right moment to release its full impact on me.
The various sources said that, by passing word of a military buildup, Israel was most likely broadcasting a grave warning to Hamas to stop the missile barrage or else the IDF would step in for a wider operation than heretofore to achieve this purpose.
Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word, But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord, Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Well not quite the first time - we did have a passing word in a bar underneath the main stand at Bayern Munich before City's hapless display in October 1970 when I was well oiled after a day in Munich's bierkellers and Roy was on crutches recovering from his broken leg.
Irrespective of whether Clattenburg was initially reaching for a yellow card and whether any passing word from Gerrard may have changed the referee's mind, the red card for the Everton man was the right decision.
But as he trotted out the statistics bolstering his case that England had, in fact, been denied only by the fickle hand of fate in Tel Aviv, every passing word made him look more detached from the "reality" he claimed to be living in.
They can destroy faith in that company with a passing word or create interest with their excitement and commitment.
managers began passing word for all employees to get off the phones, so the firm's namesake boss could have a word with everyone on the sales floor.
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