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passive
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Bleak House
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  • I was a little curious to know who a mild bald gentleman in spectacles was, who dropped into a vacant chair (there was no top or bottom in particular) after the fish was taken away and seemed passively to submit himself to Borrioboola-Gha but not to be actively interested in that settlement.

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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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