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march-past

[mahrch-past, -pahst]
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noun
  1. a parade or procession, especially of troops past a reviewing stand.
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Origin of march-past

First recorded in 1875–80; noun use of verb phrase march past
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Examples from the Web for march-past

Historical Examples

  • I have been here several days, watching them come and go; it is like the march-past of an army.

    Italian Hours

    Henry James

  • Their consorts with their suite watched the march-past from landaus.

    Majesty

    Louis Couperus

  • We had hit a lucky moment, evidently there was going to be a march-past or some thing like that.

  • His Majesty hopes, when the march-past is over, to receive a march-up of fair ladies.

    Springhaven

    R. D. Blackmore

  • The footpaths were lined pretty thickly with loungers who had stood to watch the march-past of a regiment of Zeibecks.

    The Making Of A Novelist

    David Christie Murray