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  • It took a while to realize he is passive-aggressive.
  • Reyna’s destiny: to die defending a passive-aggressive goddess.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Ben, predictably, began reacting in his own passive-aggressive way.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Savannah could tell I was angry, but every time she asked if something was bothering me, I was at my passive-aggressive best in denying that anything was wrong at all.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John

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  • Patient is functioning on a passive-aggressive personality, passive-dependent type.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • "I just think ." she began in her light, passive-aggressive way, then trailed off, waiting for someone to take the bait.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • ’We’re passive-aggressive people,’ she explained, taking a sip of her coffee.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • That was very passive-aggressive of me.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • "Isn’t that snap analysis a tad passive-aggressive?" my mother asked.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • "Aren’t rhetorical accusations of passive aggression inherently passive-aggressive?" my dad responded, and they went on like that for a while.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns

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  • The flip side being that if he said no, not only would one of the other stockers get asked the next time some extra time came up, but Steve, the passive-aggressive asshole, would probably start cutting back on his hours.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
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