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praeter-vŏlo , āre, v. n. and
I.a., to fly by or past (class.).
I. Lit.: “praetervolans aquila,Suet. Claud. 7.—With acc.: “quem praetervolat Ales,Cic. Arat. 412.—
B. Transf., to fly or sail over, fly across: “hasta medias praetervolat auras,Sil. 10, 114: “puppe lacum praetervolat,Claud. B. G. 321; “in tmesi: Etrusca praeter et volate litora,Hor. Epod. 16, 40.—
II. Trop., to slip by, to escape: “sententiae saepe acutae non acutorum hominum sensus praetervolant,Cic. de Or. 3, 59, 223: “dum sententias animis attentis excipiunt, fugit eos et praetervolat numerus,slips away, escapes, id. Or. 58, 197: “haec duo proposita non praetervolant, sed ita dilatant, ut, etc.,” i. e. do not pass over cursorily, id. Ac. 2, 13, 42.
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