All 4 Uses of
Uses with a very common or rare meaning:
- Out of that blankness stretched a few strands of legend, badly frayed in their passage through successive minds.†
- She broke off at the sound of my father's heavy step in the passage.†
- Then the door closed and I heard her pass slowly along the passage.†
- She simply nodded, and slipped back into the dark passage.†
Chpt 12 *
(meaning too common or rare to warrant focus) 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.