Ethan tried to hide his joy under an air of exaggerated indifference
"I told you I ain’t the kind to be afraid" she tossed back, almost indifferently; and suddenly she began to walk on with a rapid step.
To-night the pressure of accumulated misgivings sent the scale drooping toward despair, and her indifference was the more chilling after the flush of joy into which she had plunged him by dismissing Denis Eady.
There had never been anything in her that one could appeal to; but as long as he could ignore and command he had remained indifferent.
"That so?" said Jotham indifferently; and they went on with their work.
All the dwellers in Starkfield, as in more notable communities, had had troubles enough of their own to make them comparatively indifferent to those of their neighbours; and though all conceded that Ethan Frome’s had been beyond the common measure, no one gave me an explanation of the look in his face which, as I persisted in thinking, neither poverty nor physical suffering could have put there.
Most people were either indifferent to his troubles, or disposed to think it natural that a young fellow of his age should have carried without repining the burden of three crippled lives.
In the only place where she was known she was surrounded by indifference or animosity; and what chance had she, inexperienced and untrained, among the million bread-seekers of the cities?
To him, who was never gay but in her presence, her gaiety seemed plain proof of indifference.
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About a third are in favor of the change, a third are opposed, and a third are indifferent.
Before meeting us, she felt alone in an indifferent world.