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About a third are in favor of the change, a third are opposed, and a third are indifferent.
  without interest — in various senses such as:
  • unconcerned
  • unsympathetic
  • impartial
  • not of good quality (which may imply average or poor quality depending upon context)
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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.
  • I can no longer remain indifferent to her incompetence.
  • "Men to the left! Women to the right!" Eight words spoken quietly, indifferently, without emotion. Eight short, simple words. Yet that was the moment when I parted from my mother.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night

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  • I try to sound indifferent, but my voice cracks.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • But he is not indifferent, there is a mark of pain between his eyes.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Indifference to one’s neighbor and his troubles is a conditioned reflex in life in New York as it is in other big cities.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The pure, colorless vastness of the sky stretched over him, indifferent to him and his suffering.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I wanted to see his face, to see if he’d gone back to the cold, indifferent person I’d known for the last several weeks.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • Well, I went, left all that I loved, and went to those to whom, at best, I was only indifferent.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility

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  • We cannot remain indifferent to the grievous blows that have afflicted so many good Dominican homes . . . . .
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • And dangers are to me indifferent.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • I can still remember your complete indifference as to whether the sun moved round the earth or the earth round the sun.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • She would come home as impassive and indifferent as ever. Day after day she simply sat at the dining table without showing the slightest interest in what might happen.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • He had seen many men die of wounds, and had watched the turning of their spirits from active desire to live to indifference.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • When Peter’s lawyer received the feather, she held it indifferently beside her as if it no longer held meaning.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • He refused to accept the thought that a woman could remain indifferent to him.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • She answered with equal indifference and brevity, and the others said no more.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • there were groups of people with a growing comfort toward—if not quite an indifference to—the extraordinary diversity that had come to Clarkston.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • They are as indifferent as rain.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Parwana gazes up at the morning stars, fading, pale, blinking at her indifferently.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Our neighbors seemed fairly indifferent to our reduced circumstances, as they were occupied with their own.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • A happy-go-lucky ... taking perils as they came with an indifferent air;
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I felt sorry for Mother — very, very sorry — because for the first time in my life I noticed she wasn’t indifferent to my coldness.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • "I have not considered the subject," said he indifferently, looking straight before him.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • It destroys our self-pride, our arrogance, our indifference toward others.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • ...even if he was taking great pains to hide his concern under a mask of indifference.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • ...listening in the dark for groans of life in the indifferent silence of the dead.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • I’ve been fussing over the thing so long, I really don’t know whether it’s good, bad, or indifferent.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • We stared at the cruel sky, calm, blue, indifferent to our need.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Keeping his face as immobile and his voice as indifferent as he could, he asked, "How come?"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Yes; from being the most indifferent, he was become the most interested.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • When she returned home she shut herself up in her room to weep, indifferent to Don Fernando’s pleas and explanations...
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • They were both indifferent to what people might think of them...
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • somewhere far away inside her, she felt indifferent to him and to his suffering.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • I would rather have a good second husband than an indifferent first.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I am then indifferent, my soul declines to prefer
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • Fewer silences which were cold, or -maybe this was worse- just indifferent.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Thus in the very heart of the epidemic they maintained a saving indifference, which one was tempted to take for composure.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • And he would do it just as indifferent as if he was ordering up eggs.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Out there I was indifferent and often hopeless;
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Isabelle cast an indifferent look at Simon.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • I shrug to communicate that my hair length’s a matter of complete indifference to me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • It bothered Thomas that Chuck ... seemed indifferent to having his life taken away from him.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • The other met his look with one of cold indifference, and answered, "There will be nothing for you here, I said."
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • For days the ship had pushed on, bullishly indifferent to its surroundings.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • ...he had spoken for barely thirty seconds, and seemed almost indifferent as to the effect he produced.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • And why were Langan’s teachers at Reed and Montana State so indifferent to his plight?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The Prosecutor ignored this remark; he was making dabs with his pencil on the cover of his brief, seemingly quite indifferent.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
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