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    Default Note in passing

    With regard to this last question, we might note in passing that Thompson, while rightly restoring laboring people to the stage of eighteenth-century English history, has probably exaggerated the opposition of these people to the inroads of capitalist consumerism in general; for example, laboring people in eighteenth-century England readily shifted from home-brewed beer to standardized beer produced by huge, heavily capitalized urban breweries.

    What is the meaning of "in passing"? Can someone give me a interaption?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wangming View Post
    What is the meaning of "in passing"? Can someone give me a interaption?[/SIZE]
    It's an idiom.

    When someone says, "in passing" he means that he is telling you something that is not part of the main subject. It means that he is including some information that is not necessary for understanding the main topic, but may be interesting.

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