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passive
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David Copperfield
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  • It appeared, in answer to my inquiries, that nobody had the least idea of the etymology of this terrible verb passive to be gormed; but that they all regarded it as constituting a most solemn imprecation.
  • — Never more, oh God forgive you, Steerforth! to touch that passive hand in love and friendship.
  • He was quite passive now; and when I heard him crying, the impulse that had been upon me to go down upon my knees, and ask their pardon for the desolation I had caused, and curse Steer— forth, yielded to a better feeling, My overcharged heart found the same relief, and I cried too.

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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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