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Occupy oneself for an interval, as in
The plane was six hours late but I passed the time reading a book
pass the time of day
. Exchange greetings, engage in pleasantries, chat, as in
Whenever I met her we would stop to pass the time of day
First half of 1800s
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pass the time
If man knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry.
Do you remember you shot a seagull? A man came by chance, saw it and destroyed it, just to pass the...
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
I have a vocabulary all my own. I "pass the time" when it is wet and disagreeable. When it is fine I...
Michel de Montaigne