No words passed between them for a good long time.
For a long time not a word passed between them.
As we went a few words had passed between us.
The word passed quickly, and more men ran to the control room.
Yet up to that moment no word of love had passed between us.
For several minutes they sat, no word passing between them.
Not a word had passed between them, all this way, ever since leaving the justice's house.
There were other stories, too, passed about by word of mouth.
While the words passed his lips Robert seemed to live a year.
No word passed between them, only a strange kind of understanding.