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  • CHAPTER XV He had been puzzled by the way that Catherine carried herself; her attitude at this sentimental crisis seemed to him unnaturally passive.
  • CHAPTER XXX It was almost her last outbreak of passive grief; at least, she never indulged in another that the world knew anything about.

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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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