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    as it passed from ruler to ruler.

    Does "it passed" mean "as time went by"? I think so.

    ex) Timbuktu went from being the "City of Gold" to being a poor town, as it passed from ruler to ruler.

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    Re: as it passed from ruler to ruler.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does "it passed" mean "as time went by"? I think so.

    ex) Timbuktu went from being the "City of Gold" to being a poor town, as it passed from ruler to ruler.
    No, not really, although, time obviously passes. It means as it went through a succession of different rulers. (kings etc.)

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    Re: as it passed from ruler to ruler.

    No, it means as Timbuktu's authoritative governance passed from one ruler to the next.

    Bhai beat me to it.

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