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Her paintings were popular for a while, but now are passé.
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  • Her paintings were popular for a while, but now are passé.
  • The idea of communism is largely passé. The battle now is between the degree of socialism and regulation on capitalism.
  • It’s passe.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Death and destruction are so passé.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall

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  • After all: what did I care about passe compose or the works of Turgenev?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But once they got skinny and gorgeous, they decided cheerleading was passé and the cheerleaders were losers, so they never bothered trying out for the team again.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • My French I class back in Florida did not prepare me for Madame O’Malley, who skipped the "how was your summer" pleasantries and dove directly into something called the passé compose, which is apparently a verb tense.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • On ne passe pas!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Qu’est-ce qui se passe?
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • When we were small, Jem and I confined our activities to the southern neighborhood, but when I was well into the second grade at school and tormenting Boo Radley became passe, the business section of Maycomb drew us frequently up the street past the real property of Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • Graduation is what’s going on right now, and a party is so appropriate it’s almost passe.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Faut que jeunesse se passe.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "Here it is," said Aramis, with a little look of diffidence, which, however, was not exempt from a shade of hypocrisy: "Vous qui pleurez un passe plein de charmes, Et qui trainez des jours infortunes, Tous vos malheurs se verront termines, Quand a Dieu seul vous offrirez vos larmes, Vous qui pleurez!"
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • It all came under the heading of the French saying: "Il faut que jeunesse se passe."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • For in a way beset with those that contend on one side for too great Liberty, and on the other side for too much Authority, ’tis hard to passe between the points of both unwounded.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • But they’re passe.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Qu’es-ce qui se passe?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • B Je passe l’eau sans nacelle, Je passe l’eau sans bateau, Ma mère est oiselle, Mon père est oiseau~.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • But one thing warn I you, my friendes dear, I will none old wife have in no mannere: She shall not passe sixteen year certain.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • ’The matters gothe nat well to passe in Engloode," he had stated, "nor shall nat do tyll every thyng be common, and that there be no villayns nor gentybnen."
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • And when she came to the well she looked upon him, and had forgotten him as in remembrance of Sir Tristram, but by his horse she knew him, that hight Passe-Brewel that had been Sir Tristram’s horse many years.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And when she came to the well she looked upon him, and had forgotten him as in remembrance of Sir Tristram, but by his horse she knew him, that hight Passe-Brewel that had been Sir Tristram’s horse many years.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • By which means it hath come to passe, that from the innumerable variety of Fancy, men have created in the world innumerable sorts of Gods.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • For a man that hath passed away his Right to one man to day, hath it not to passe to morrow to another: and therefore the later promise passeth no Right, but is null.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • But a man may here again ask, When the Prophet hath foretold a thing, how shal we know whether it will come to passe or not?
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • ) where Joseph is said to have been kept in prison, "till his Word was come;" that is, till that was come to passe which he had (Gen.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • and it shall come to passe, that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • This child Maurice was since then emperor Made by the Pope, and lived Christianly, To Christe’s Churche did he great honor: But I let all his story passe by, Of Constance is my tale especially, In the olde Roman gestes* men may find *histories<19> Maurice’s life, I bear it not in mind.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers, and streams; wherein shall goe no Gally with oares; neither shall gallant ship passe thereby.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Princes succeed one another; and one Judge passeth, another commeth; nay, Heaven and Earth shall passe; but not one title of the Law of Nature shall passe; for it is the Eternall Law of God.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Princes succeed one another; and one Judge passeth, another commeth; nay, Heaven and Earth shall passe; but not one title of the Law of Nature shall passe; for it is the Eternall Law of God.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • But because in sense, to one and the same thing perceived, sometimes one thing, sometimes another succeedeth, it comes to passe in time, that in the Imagining of any thing, there is no certainty what we shall Imagine next; Onely this is certain, it shall be something that succeeded the same before, at one time or another.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Good Wit, Or Fancy Good Judgement Discretion And this difference of quicknesse, is caused by the difference of mens passions; that love and dislike, some one thing, some another: and therefore some mens thoughts run one way, some another: and are held to, and observe differently the things that passe through their imagination.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Faith, and Sanctity, are indeed not very frequent; but yet they are not Miracles, but brought to passe by education, discipline, correction, and other naturall wayes, by which God worketh them in his elect, as such time as he thinketh fit.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • And from hence it comes to passe, that where an Invader hath no more to feare, than an other mans single power; if one plant, sow, build, or possesse a convenient Seat, others may probably be expected to come prepared with forces united, to dispossesse, and deprive him, not only of the fruit of his labour, but also of his life, or liberty.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Que se passe-t-il?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Of which rules, in the Old Testament, one was, conformable doctrine to that which Moses the Soveraign Prophet had taught them; and the other the miraculous power of foretelling what God would bring to passe, as I have already shown out of Deut.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • And hereby it comes to passe, that Intemperance, is naturally punished with Diseases; Rashnesse, with Mischances; Injustice, with the Violence of Enemies; Pride, with Ruine; Cowardise, with Oppression; Negligent government of Princes, with Rebellion; and Rebellion, with Slaughter.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • In like manner, if a man be metamorphosed into a stone, or into a pillar, it is a Miracle; because strange: but if a peece of wood be so changed; because we see it often, it is no Miracle: and yet we know no more, by what operation of God, the one is brought to passe, than the other.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Fourthly, such Opinions as are taken onely upon Credit of Antiquity, are not intrinsically the Judgment of those that cite them, but Words that passe (like gaping) from mouth to mouth.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • There were many that studied that Science to the great advantage of mankind: but there is no mention of their Schools; nor was there any Sect of Geometricians; nor did they then passe under the name of Philosophers.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • But if there be other signes of the Will to transferre a Right, besides Words; then, though the gift be Free, yet may the Right be understood to passe by words of the future: as if a man propound a Prize to him that comes first to the end of a race, The gift is Free; and though the words be of the Future, yet the Right passeth: for if he would not have his words so be understood, he should not have let them runne.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • And thus it comes to passe that excessive desire of Revenge, when it becomes habituall, hurteth the organs, and becomes Rage: That excessive love, with jealousie, becomes also Rage: Excessive opinion of a mans own selfe, for divine inspiration, for wisdome, learning, forme, and the like, becomes Distraction, and Giddinesse: the same, joyned with Envy, Rage: Vehement opinion of the truth of any thing, contradicted by others, Rage.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • For he may foretel it as a thing to arrive after a certain long time, longer then the time of mans life; or indefinitely, that it will come to passe one time or other: in which case this mark of a Prophet is unusefull; and therefore the miracles that oblige us to beleeve a Prophet, ought to be confirmed by an immediate, or a not long deferr’d event.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • …and me, Y-gotten us these kneading tubbes three, Then shalt thou hang them in the roof full high, So that no man our purveyance* espy: *foresight, providence And when thou hast done thus as I have said, And hast our vitaille fair in them y-laid, And eke an axe to smite the cord in two When that the water comes, that we may go, And break an hole on high upon the gable Into the garden-ward, over the stable, That we may freely passe forth our way, When that the greate shower is gone away.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • And hence it comes to passe, that in all places, men that are grieved with payments to the Publique, discharge their anger upon the Publicans, that is to say, Farmers, Collectors, and other Officers of the publique Revenue; and adhaere to such as find fault with the publike Government; and thereby, when they have engaged themselves beyond hope of justification, fall also upon the Supreme Authority, for feare of punishment, or shame of receiving pardon.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Liberty Of The Subject How To Be Measured To come now to the particulars of the true Liberty of a Subject; that is to say, what are the things, which though commanded by the Soveraign, he may neverthelesse, without Injustice, refuse to do; we are to consider, what Rights we passe away, when we make a Common-wealth; or (which is all one,) what Liberty we deny our selves, by owning all the Actions (without exception) of the Man, or Assembly we make our Soveraign.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • To come in the capacity of a cousin, and seat himself every day at a good table; to smooth the yellow, wrinkled brow of the old procurator; to pluck the clerks a little by teaching them BASSETTE, PASSE-DIX, and LANSQUENET, in their utmost nicety, and winning from them, by way of fee for the lesson he would give them in an hour, their savings of a month—all this was enormously delightful to Porthos.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • For he that from any effect hee seeth come to passe, should reason to the next and immediate cause thereof, and from thence to the cause of that cause, and plonge himselfe profoundly in the pursuit of causes; shall at last come to this, that there must be (as even the Heathen Philosophers confessed) one First Mover; that is, a First, and an Eternall cause of all things; which is that which men mean by the name of God: And all this without thought of their fortune; the solicitude…
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • And Can By No Grant Passe Away Without Direct Renouncing Of The Soveraign Power And because they are essentiall and inseparable Rights, it follows necessarily, that in whatsoever, words any of them seem to be granted away, yet if the Soveraign Power it selfe be not in direct termes renounced, and the name of Soveraign no more given by the Grantees to him that Grants them, the Grant is voyd: for when he has granted all he can, if we grant back the Soveraignty, all is restored, as…
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
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