A whole day sometimes passed without her thinking of him.
Days went by and then weeks passed without a word from him.
Sometimes a week would pass without a word from her.
The entire day passed without a chance for her to break away.
When a full two minutes passed without a word, she tried again.
Weeks or even months may pass without a clear day.
So much time had passed without a word from her.
Two days had passed without anyone saying much of anything.
He had passed out of the room without a look!
The bill passed into a law without the general's name.