The passing of time is of little significance in a world where the future is fully known and accounted for in advance.
Though it merits not even a passing reference in tax law, we all pay pain-added tax on just about everything.
It was a game which exuded excellent, fast play with good passing , finishing and sporting behaviour.
But as the new season moved closer, the stakes were raised with every passing day.
The passing of a prominent personality within the mineral community always gives us pause and a time of reflection.
The idea that a business must endure and grow stronger with every passing year or quarter seems quite contrary to what the reality of business is.
However, it will not steer him wide of the summer scrap heap on to which record numbers of players are being carelessly tossed with each passing year.
It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear son, husband, father, grandfather and brother, Noël.
For a while we chatted about operas we had seen, and so on, the occasional passing reference to life outside opera, nothing special, nothing heavy.
Well, of course, they simply redefine what constitutes a passing grade, and everything's fine.