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  • Seeing too much senior apathy, the high school began having juniors declare a major for their senior year.
  • The candidate is trying to replace voter apathy with excitement.
  • Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don’t know and I don’t care.
    William Safire
  • Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
    Helen Keller

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  • She had sunk into a dreary apathy and would not be roused.
    Twain, Mark  --  Tom Sawyer
  • You are so bored you sink into a state of apathy close to a coma.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Harry was lying in one of his apathetic phases, staring at the ceiling, his exhausted mind quite blank, when...
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Life, although so unimportant, had none the less forced me to overcome my apathy and seek some way of earning a living,
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • God alone knew at what her glazed and smoky eyes were staring in such brute apathy.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Infected by a disease we could call apathy.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War

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  • I will not allow you, of all people, to join the ranks of the apathetic...
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • I have written mostly about people whose lives came and went on tides of whim, apathy and cruelty.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • At the beginning they met with much stupidity and apathy.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • The proles, normally apathetic about the war, were being lashed into one of their periodical frenzies of patriotism.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • read the Scriptures but was apathetic.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The campaign had so far been characterized by what the newspapers termed "apathy."
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • ...they are quite apathetic and listless;
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • apathetic bloody planet, I’ve no sympathy at all.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Fear and apathy had become the new norm in what had once been a close-knit community.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • I was apathetic, and I tried in vain to recover the enthusiasm of my first inquiries,
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • She had sunk into a dreary apathy and would not be roused.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • I opened it with apathy; the theory which he attempts to demonstrate and the wonderful facts which he relates soon changed this feeling into enthusiasm.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The stirring scene awakened even Munro from his apathy.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • ...pursuing my movements with apathetic eyes.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Certainly this news excited people intensely, whatever their previous apathy.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Maximilian... listened to their conversation, or rather was present at it, plunged in his accustomed state of apathy.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I thought I would find out if his apathy were real or only assumed, and tried to lead him to talk of his pets, a theme which had never failed to excite his attention.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • From time to time, SS officers on motorcycles would go down the length of the column to try and shake us out of our growing apathy: "Keep going!"
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • what was the nature of his apathy?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I loathed them all as they passed me by, loathed that what passed for courage and endurance was in reality apathy even in the face of death.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • He seemed to be almost in a state of apathy.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • and the empty white face staring at the universe in stagnant apathy would be the limit placed on her effort.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • ...he shares Mary’s apathetic and listless look:
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • We flipped through our joint memories apathetically, like switching TV channels without stopping to watch anything in particular.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Love can’t change to apathy in a minute.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I confess that the apathy of religious people on this subject, their want of perception of wrongs that filled me with horror, have engendered in me more scepticism than any other thing.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Raskolnikov looked on with a strange sensation of indifference and apathy.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • the apathy that so altered him
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • the chasm of apathy in which we have fallen
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • she ... listened apathetically to the music,
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • I recognized the apathy at once.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • As he looked apathetically about him, his eyes chanced on the dog, sitting across the ruins of the fire from him,
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • Without haste, with the air of one resigned to misfortune Bill turned his head, and from where he sat counted the dogs.

    "How’d it happen?" he asked apathetically.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • A settled apathy, a gradual wasting away of the person, and frequent although transient affections of a partially cataleptical character, were the unusual diagnosis.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Meals with the patients were a chore he approached with apathy.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • A few apathetic faces of judges alone could be dimly discerned.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Even extreme grief may ultimately vent itself in violence—but more generally takes the form of apathy.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Of good and evil much they argued then,
    Of happiness and final misery,
    Passion and apathy, and glory and shame:
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • the apathy of the stars.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Subsiding from it, he did not sink into his former intellectual apathy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
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