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  • He was impersonal as the chill northeast wind.
  • The dissecting-room itself was impersonal: hard cement floor, walls of hard plaster between wireglass windows.
  • But they were so impersonal, these lost old men, that in two days he was, like the other medics, calling them "Billy" and "Ike" and "the Parson," and regarding them as he had regarded animals in biology.
  • The stenographer was waiting to take letters, and Martin had not yet learned to become impersonal and indifferent in her presence.
  • He tried to make it at once amorously joyful, and impersonal enough to beguile the three coatless, beer-swizzling, grinning doctors.
  • When the Institute sanctified the war, he found himself regarded not as the great and impersonal immunologist but as a suspect German Jew.
  • But when he was back at his bench the grandiose aspirations faded and he was the sniffing, snuffling beagle, the impersonal worker.
  • He took a grimly impersonal room in a hotel, and sunk himself in work.
  • As sharply and quite as impersonally as he would have watched the crawling illness of an infected guinea pig, Martin watched himself, in the madness of overwork, drift toward neurasthenia.
  • It is not known whether Martin ever completely accepted as a gentleman-scholar the Clay Tredgold who was devoted to everything about astronomy except studying it, or Monte Mugford as the highly descended aristocrat, but he did admire the Group’s motor cars, shower baths, Fifth Avenue frocks, tweed plus-fours, and houses somewhat impersonally decorated by daffodillic young men from Chicago.

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  • Reverend Moorehead, instead of asking an impersonal blessing, seized the opportunity to advise the Lord of Jem’s and her misdeeds.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • No one saves an e-mail, because it’s so inherently impersonal.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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