“After 10 years, my beloved kitty Snuggles has passed away.”
You had a pet cat who just died. You're sad, so you post about it on social media.
After 10 years, my beloved kitty Snuggles has passed away.
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Use the phrasal verb "pass away" to talk about someone dying in a polite way.
This is rude:
I'm so sorry to hear that your father died.
This is much more acceptable:
I'm so sorry to hear that your father passed away.
If you're talking about someone with no connection to you or to your listener, you can say that they "died":
Elvis Presley died in 1977.
When you talk about someone or something that you love, you can call it "my beloved ___". For example:
- my beloved husband of 25 years
- my beloved country
- my beloved children
- my beloved colleagues
This phrase sounds formal and poetic, so don't use it in regular everyday conversation. Use it in something like a formal speech at a wedding, in the introduction to a book that you wrote, in a written announcement of an anniversary, etc.
A cat can also be called a "kitty". The word "kitty" sounds cuter.