- here and there: used in bibliographic references to indicate that the writer has drawn upon material scattered throughout the source cited.
[seek pahs-sim; English sik pas-im]
- so throughout: used especially as a footnote to indicate that a word, phrase, or idea recurs throughout the book being cited.
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Examples from the Web for passim
Documents printed by order of the Senate, 1861, No. 96, passim.
Clarendon, passim, especially his summary of Lauds character.Biographia Epistolaris Volume 2
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Passim will be indicated the changes that have been made since.Syndicalism in France
Letters of Baltimore to Wentworth in Strafford papers, passim.The Beginners of a Nation
Fragments and Specimens of Early Latin pp. 396-7 and passim.
- here and there; throughout: used to indicate that what is referred to occurs frequently in the work cited
- a phrase used in printed works to indicate that a word, spelling, etc, occurs in the same form throughout
literally: thus everywhere
Word Origin and History for passim
"occurring in various places," Latin, literally "scatteredly, in every direction," adverb from passus, past participle of pandere "to stretch" (see pace (n.)).
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