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1By the way; incidentally.‘the group's disbandment was announced, almost en passant, by the president’
in passing, incidentally, by the way, parenthetically, while on the subject, aproposView synonyms
- ‘Almost en passant, the album redefined the job and the self-image of the DJ.’
- 1.1Chess By the en passant rule.
- ‘Only pawns can be captured en passant.’
- ‘If White plays another move he cannot then decide to capture en passant!’
Early 17th century: French, literally in passing.
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