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En passant

Incidentally; in the course of doing something else.  Synonym: in passing.

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"En passant" Quotes from Famous Books

... vos legions l'environnent sans nombre, Il n'a qu'a se lever pour couvrir de son ombre A la fois tous vos fronts; Il n'a qu'a dire un mot pour couvrir vos voix greles, Comme un char en passant couvre le bruit des ailes De mille moucherons!" Les Feuilles d'Automne, par Victor Hugo, Bruxelles, 1833, pp. ...
— The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2 • George Gordon Byron

... pictures is also inferior to those taken by the German artists, and I would remark en passant, that the Messrs. Mead exhibited at the last fair of the American Institute, (of 1848,) four Calotypes, which one of the firm brought from Germany last Spring, that for beauty, depth of tone and excellence of execution surpass the finest ...
— The History and Practice of the Art of Photography • Henry H. Snelling

... though I were in a dream myself.... Savez-vous! Il a prononce le nom de Telyatnikof, and I believe that that man was concealed in the entry. Yes, I remember, he suggested: calling the prosecutor and Dmitri Dmitritch, I believe...; qui me doit encore quinze roubles I won at cards, soit Ait en passant. Enfin, je n'ai pas trop compris. But I got the better of them, and what do I care for Dmitri Dmitritch? I believe I begged him very earnestly to keep it quiet; I begged him particularly, most particularly. I am afraid I demeaned myself, in fact, comment croyez-vous? Enfin il ...
— The Possessed - or, The Devils • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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