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passive
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Hard Times
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  • A curious passive inattention had such possession of her, that the presence of her little sister in the room did not attract her notice for some time.
  • Even when their eyes had met, and her sister had approached the bed, Louisa lay for minutes looking at her in silence, and suffering her timidly to hold her passive hand, before she asked: ’When was I brought to this room?’

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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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