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passage

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Definition a short part of a longer written work

More frequently, passage refers to a passageway for travel or to the act of traveling. It can also refer to the passing of time or of a law. See a comprehensive dictionary for the many meanings of passage, but for comfort taking standardized tests like the SAT and ACT, be very familiar with passage being used to refer to a short excerpt from a longer written work.
  • Each passage below is followed by a number of questions.
passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • After reading each passage, choose the best answer to each question.
  • passage = short part of a longer written work
  • Questions 42-52 are based on the following passages.
  • passages = short parts of a longer written works
  • This passage is adapted from Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man ©1952.
  • passage = short part of a longer written work
  • Every child was made to stand at the front of the room and read from a passage the teacher gave them.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • "There's another passage in a different book I'd like to share with you," he said.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • Mr. Birkway liked this passage because it showed that even though someone might be our best friend, he or she could still drive us crazy.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • passage = short part of a longer written work
  • First, I translated a passage on Nelson's last battle from Dutch into English.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • In Mrs. Polster's class, they memorized passages from The Book of the City of Ember every week.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • passages = short parts of a longer written work
  • He had just finished reading Doctor Zhivago, a book that incited him to scribble excited notes in the margins and underline several passages:
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • passages = short parts of a longer written work
  • He also keeps his silence when Bible passages become shredded to justify unwinding, and kids start to see the face of God in the fragments.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • passages = short parts of a longer written work
  • I thought of Cathy Earnshaw, the spoiled, selfish heroine in Wuthering Heights, and I remembered the passage I'd been reading before the doorbell rang.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • passage = short part
  • He had watched as a single passage from Dostoevsky roused one man to action and another to indifference—in the very same hour.
    Amor Towles  --  A Gentleman in Moscow
  • passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • As her heart rate dropped and we realized that her time drew near, I opened a Gideon's Bible to a random passage and began to read.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • passage = short part of a longer written work
  • I looked over the paper.... It did not convey much to me, until I reached a passage where it described small puncture wounds on their throats.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • passage = short part of a longer written work
  • Louie wanted to give him a religious eulogy, but didn't know how, so he recited passages from movies.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken - adapted for young adults
  • passages = short parts of longer works
  • And I'm just about to recheck my email when this passage leaps from the screen: Throughout the novel, heat is a symbol for sexual desire.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • Alums would like you to read a few passages from Langston Hughes.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • passages = short parts of longer written works
  • We would get the sense of the passage from these books, then substitute other, simpler words, and add a few mistakes, to make it look as if we'd done it ourselves.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Blind Assassin
  • passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • His celebrated passages are quoted by everybody; they are in half the books we open, and we all talk Shakespeare, use his similes, and describe with his descriptions; but this is totally distinct from giving his sense as you gave it.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
passages = short parts of longer written works

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