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passive
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Crime and Punishment
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  • It was clear that he must not now suffer passively, worrying himself over unsolved questions, but that he must do something, do it at once, and do it quickly.

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  • She plays a passive role in their relationship.
  • Watching television is too passive for me. I prefer more active hobbies.

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