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praeter-flŭo , ĕre, v. n., flow by or past (class.).
I. Lit.: “aqua quae praeterfluat,Varr. R. R. 3, 16.—With acc.: flumen, quod Valentiam praeterfluit, Sall. Fragm. ap. Prisc. p. 680 P.: “amnis praeterfluens moenia,Liv. 41, 11, 3.—
II. Trop., to go by or past, to pass away: “eorum ego orationes sivi praeterfluere, Cato ap. Plin. H. N. praef. § 30 Jan. (Sillig, sibi praetereo): voluptatem praeteritam praeterfluere sinit,to escape, vanish, Cic. Tusc. 5, 33, 96.
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