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  • A dispassionate white sun shone at the summit of the sky.   (source)
    dispassionate = unaffected by strong emotion or bias
  • Mami seemed anxious, in her usual dispassionate way.   (source)
    dispassionate = unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
  • In high-stakes, fast-moving situations, we don't want to be as dispassionate and purely rational as the Iowa ventromedial patients.   (source)
    dispassionate = unaffected by strong emotion
  • The Soc textbook had described the reasons behind bloodlust in logical, dispassionate words that didn't begin to represent the truth of it.   (source)
    dispassionate = unemotional (without passion)
  • (HONEY is weeping louder)
    GEORGE (Quietly, dispassionately): I thought you should know.   (source)
    dispassionately = in a manner that is unaffected by strong emotion
  • Sometimes he drove by the building, just to feel how dispassionately he could look upon it.   (source)
  • He spilled some wine and stared down at it dispassionately.   (source)
    dispassionately = without concern (without emotion)
  • Consider the matter dispassionately, Mr. Foster, and you will see that no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behaviour.   (source)
    dispassionately = without emotion or bias
  • Looking at the matter dispassionately, I shared his view.   (source)
    dispassionately = in a manner that is unaffected by strong emotion or bias
  • But what I am really saying is that the law is strong and gracious enough to allow all of us to sit here in this court room today and try this case with dispassionate interest, and not tremble with fear that at this very moment some half-human black ape may be climbing through the windows of our homes to rape, murder, and burn our daughters!   (source)
    dispassionate = unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
  • Jane, I am not a gentle-tempered man — you forget that: I am not long-enduring; I am not cool and dispassionate.   (source)
    dispassionate = unaffected by strong emotion
  • 'Sph'nching, or the separation of random body parts,' said Wilkie Twycross dispassionately, 'occurs when the mind is insufficiently determined.†   (source)
  • An examiner watches dispassionately.†   (source)
  • It was a feeling as pure as love, but dispassionate and icily rational.†   (source)
  • It must be quite traumatic, thought Butler dispassionately, to lose an advantage that you've held for centuries.†   (source)
  • I desperately tried to understand how such an intelligent woman could be reasonable and understanding one moment, then seem so cold, distant, and dispassionate the next.†   (source)
  • Eragon scraped some dirt off the stone floor and observed dispassionately, "This is a bit more than a piece of sand, but be comforted; it'll burn through you faster.†   (source)
  • One part of her is dispassionately watching the head bounce and spin in the dust, and the other part of her is screaming her lungs out.†   (source)
  • Soon I was floating on a sea of dispassionate calm.†   (source)
  • In fact, as the years have gone by, it has become increasingly difficult for me to listen dispassionately while Nobu talks about you.†   (source)
  • "First," he said dispassionately, "hold your tongue.†   (source)
  • "M-M-Miss D-D-Des-D~" "Get up," Miss Desjardin said dispassionately.†   (source)
  • The Commandant steps into the corridor and surveys me dispassionately, ignoring Veturius.†   (source)
  • And the soft, mortal woman had settled into one of the velvet chairs by the fire, with the rustling and iridescence of her taffeta dress surrounding her like part of the mystery of her, of her dispassionate eyes which watched us now, the fever of her pale face.†   (source)
  • He studied her dispassionately and saw that time was beginning to ravage her beauty: she was fatter and sadder, with hands deformed now by rheumatism, and the magnificent breasts that years earlier had kept him awake at night were slowly but surely approaching the broad lap of a matron firmly settled in her years.†   (source)
  • Colonel Cathcart braced himself with the knowledge that he was one of General Peckem's favorites and took charge of the meeting, snapping his words out crisply to the attentive audience of subordinate officers with the bluff and dispassionate toughness he had picked up from General Dreedle.†   (source)
  • Barbara looks at her dispassionately.†   (source)
  • She dispassionately cleaned his uncircumcised member, then flopped it to one side and attended to the wrinkled and helpless-looking sac beneath.†   (source)
  • However, given the size of the estate and the complex issues facing it, a more experienced, dispassionate hand would be needed.†   (source)
  • The Earth continually spins and dispassionately quakes.†   (source)
  • Anaander Mianaai's voice, which had been dispassionate, perhaps slightly stern, turned chill and severe.†   (source)
  • Watching her dispassionately, he tucked the log away again.†   (source)
  • To cover that story dispassionately was beyond me.†   (source)
  • Dispassionately, Medusa's Delta understood; he had been there many times many years before.†   (source)
  • Jefferson was far more guarded and circumspect, better organized, dispassionate, more mannered, and refused ever to argue.†   (source)
  • It was shocking and made all the more so by the measured, almost dispassionate way she told it.†   (source)
  • I survey my interior as a general does a map, dispassionately, calculating the odds.†   (source)
  • "An exaggeration, I'm sure," said Attolia dispassionately.†   (source)
  • A man fell to his knees, wrapping his arms around the legs of a woman in red gear; she looked at him dispassionately, then drove her sword down between his shoulder blades.†   (source)
  • The challenges—though I can speak of them dispassionately— are nothing but distant and foggy images, more akin to a dream than reality.†   (source)
  • The FBI director is a dispassionate man, but never more so than right now.†   (source)
  • He made a step back and said in a strange tone of dispassionate wonder, "We're a couple of blackguards, aren't we?"†   (source)
  • Dispassionately, he recorded the scene of the accident, the victims and what was left of the car.†   (source)
  • Because of my father, my childhood was a long march of fear; my mother's dispassionate assent to his authority took me longer to discover.†   (source)
  • Science on the other hand is dispassionate and without bias, it is the only universal language.†   (source)
  • As the sun shone from dusk to dawn in dear motionless air, the dispassionate colors of winter were enriched, birds sang as if for their lives, and it was so warm and bright that the partially recovered soldiers took to the snowfields, where the air was hot with dazzling reflections.†   (source)
  • Others will receive a dispassionate review depending on their remoteness.†   (source)
  • A challenging case, to say the least, she thought dispassionately.†   (source)
  • Nobody's starting in on you, buddy," Zooey said, in the same dispassionate tone.†   (source)
  • Swept with sudden nausea, light-headed and with a perilous tingling moving across her limbs like the faint prickling of a multitude of needles, Sophie watched with dispassionate curiosity as Sholom Weiss's face, sullenly inflexible in its graven unpleasantness, seemed to float away ever so slightly from the neck and the confining collar.†   (source)
  • He watched his painfully won skill dispassionately, with artist's pleasure, as though he were not the magician but only the assistant, a dutiful instrument.†   (source)
  • The veena thrummed on, dispassionately.†   (source)
  • "Kiever told me you were a proud man," he observed dispassionately.†   (source)
  • CROMWELL (Scrutinizes him dispassionately; then) You must try to remember these things.†   (source)
  • She took up the handbook on kitchen kaffir again, and spent all her time on it, practicing on Samson in the kitchen, disconcerting him with her ungood-humored criticisms, but behaving with a cold, dispassionate justice.†   (source)
  • He summed them up dispassionately.   (source)
    dispassionately = without being affected by strong emotion or bias
  • "I'm not a genius," Colin said dispassionately.†   (source)
  • Jason observed these things quickly and dispassionately.†   (source)
  • "What is she doing here?" he asked, turning to his mother, his voice dispassionately flat.†   (source)
  • I felt my body grow warm; it wasn't possible to study him dispassionately, clinically.†   (source)
  • That was not smart,' " she reads, dispassionately.†   (source)
  • The dispassionate mathematical laws of physics seem austere and impersonal, like a star or the moon.†   (source)
  • He stared at me dispassionately for an indeterminate amount of time.†   (source)
  • Jason recognized the signs dispassionately.†   (source)
  • A finch landed within his grasp, studied him dispassionately, and was gone again.†   (source)
  • It had made him able to watch dispassionately the working of the Fair Share Law.†   (source)
  • She added dispassionately, "I thought I could live without it.†   (source)
  • The even voice was continuing dispassionately: "I wanted you to know this.†   (source)
  • She took to thinking with a dispassionate tenderness about Dick himself.†   (source)
  • Dispassionately) You have long known the secrets of my heart.†   (source)
  • "I hope the cops find him barefoot, frenzied, and naked in some roadside ditch a week from now," Margo answered dispassionately.†   (source)
  • Then he looked at me, all I remember were his eyes, they seemed far away and filled with a terrible power, dispassionate and cold.†   (source)
  • Eragon spoke dispassionately, as if commenting on a stranger's misfortune, but within him raged a torrent of hurt so deep and wild, he felt Saphira withdraw somewhat from him.†   (source)
  • Even when I had sat at the bottom of the stairs in the basement, I could distinctively hear Mother's unique way of being both slightly submissive and coldly dispassionate.†   (source)
  • Normal Clary, she thought dispassionately, would have screamed at the sight of her brother, floating still and dead-looking and totally unmoving in what looked like Snow White's glass coffin.†   (source)
  • Who are we, the Supreme Court had asked itself over the decades, to sit here far removed and dispassionately substitute our judgment for Chancellor So-and-So?†   (source)
  • In a dispassionate voice, and with a quick pace, Orik proceeded to tell his audience, as he had told Eragon the previous night, how his subjects in Dalgon had confirmed for him that the strange flickering daggers the assassins had wielded had been forged by the smith Kiefna, and also how his subjects had discovered that the dwarf who had bought the weapons had arranged for them to be transported from Dalgon to one of the cities held by Az Sweldn rak Anhuin.†   (source)
  • In addition, her silken cream-colored blouse was fitted tightly around a body that would have been highly desirable even had it been as still as a marble in the Villa Doria Pamphili; but she was moving strenuously and, as she jumped, Alessandro observed not dispassionately that her breasts were friendlier to gravity than the rest of her on the way up, and more reluctant to descend on the way down.†   (source)
  • The writer's unabashed admiration for Shiva came through, and one sensed she had abandoned her reserve, her usual dispassionate tone, because the man more than the subject so moved her.†   (source)
  • Cedric, of course, knew that the assignment was supposed' to be a dispassionate analysis of diversity in the classroom, with examples and quotes and all that, and he tried writing such a paper.†   (source)
  • No, those papers weren't the type of smart, dispassionate exposition he'll need to excel, not the kind of collegiate prose that attaches carefully qualified examples to broad principles.†   (source)
  • What he can do is observe dispassionately, separate emotions from event, and judge the actor who plays him.†   (source)
  • He stripped off Anjali's clothes, unaware of Sister Mary Joseph Praise's assistance as he dispassionately studied the patient's back, thighs, and buttocks.†   (source)
  • Though he's spent most of his life in schools similar to this, he knows he's supposed to reach beyond that now and also become a dispassionate observer.†   (source)
  • "We must discuss the conditions of your departure," said Galt; he spoke in the dispassionate manner of an executive.†   (source)
  • She lay awake, through the hours of that night, quietly motionless, following-like an engineer and like Hank Rearden-a process of dispassionate, precise, almost mathematical consideration, with no regard for cost or feeling.†   (source)
  • Fighting not to know them, not to feel them, her body rigid but for the grinding motion of her face against her arm, she would draw whatever power over her consciousness still remained to her into the soundless, toneless repetition of the words: Get it over with, There were long stretches of calm, when she was able to face her problem with the dispassionate clarity of weighing a problem in engineering.†   (source)
  • She sat looking at the map, her glance dispassionately solemn, as if no emotion save respect were permissible when observing the awesome power of logic.†   (source)
  • Almost dispassionately, looking at his figure stretched on the carpet at her feet, she observed what memory it brought back to her: the black pajamas stressed the long lines of his body, the open collar showed a smooth, young, sunburned skin-and she thought of the figure in black slacks and shirt stretched beside her on the grass at sunrise.†   (source)
  • But Mundt was looking at Fiedler with the dispassionate regard of a hangman measuring his subject for the rope.†   (source)
  • He pointed at the minister's hat over his breast, and said like a lecturer (he had an odd sense of standing back listening to himself, dispassionate and critical, and with another fragment of his mind he waited for more trouble behind him), "We've got a man down there now, an ugly bearded fellow we picked up for a prank.†   (source)
  • And she knew, only too well, when she made herself face it (which she was able to do, in this mood of dispassionate pity) what long humiliation he had suffered on her account, as a man.†   (source)
  • It is the Law that bangs, like God on Armageddon day, at the debtor's barbican, or holds up one glove to impatient traffic at an intersection, or dispassionately--for all the pounding of the policeman's heart--fires a bullet through the murderer's head, or pulls the power switch at Sing Sing.†   (source)
  • Leamas even seemed to respond to the dispassionate professionalism of his interrogator—it was something they had in common.†   (source)
  • "The ideal politician, from this point of view, was not a man with some special insight into justice but simply a man talented at sensing, dispassionately, the specific desires of the people around him--experienced enough to guess what people from somewhere else would think about that specific desire, what roadblocks their representatives would throw up--and, finally, most important of all, shrewd enough to guess what would happen to the whole fabric if that desire were … met.†   (source)
  • She was wondering, dispassionately and leagues distant from reality, whom she should marry.†   (source)
  • "Yes," Willie replied, looking at Mr. Duffy innocently, judicially, dispassionately.†   (source)
  • Merlyn made a visible effort to control his temper, and to consider this question dispassionately.†   (source)
  • "Was she pretty?" the distant and dispassionate voice asked.†   (source)
  • "What was she like?" she asked, distantly and dispassionately.†   (source)
  • But at the same time I recall that the good friend who is with me still, upheld me; that sense of the spectacle; the dispassionate separate sense that I am seeing what will be useful later; I could even find the words for the scene as I stoodthere.†   (source)
  • It was his fate in life to have his equanimity always mistaken for pluck, whereas it was actually something much more dispassionate and much less virile.†   (source)
  • I look dispassionately.†   (source)
  • My friend looked at me dispassionately.†   (source)
  • For she thought, dabbling her hand (and now Macalister's boy had caught a mackerel, and it lay kicking on the floor, with blood on its gills) for she thought, looking at James who kept his eyes dispassionately on the sail, or glanced now and then for a second at the horizon, you're not exposed to it, to this pressure and division of feeling, this extraordinary temptation.†   (source)
  • When an arguer argues dispassionately he thinks only of the argument; and the reader cannot help thinking of the argument too.†   (source)
  • Keating explained, precisely, dispassionately, relating his conversation with Toohey as if it were the summary of a court transcript he had read long ago.†   (source)
  • With dispassionate despair, with entire disillusionment, I surveyed the dust dance; my life, my friends' lives, and those fabulous presences, men with brooms, women writing, the willow tree by the river—clouds and phantoms made of dust too, of dust that changed, as clouds lose and gain and take gold or red and lose their summits and billow this way and that, mutable, vain.†   (source)
  • The doctor spoke dispassionately, almost brutally, with the relish men of science sometimes have for limiting themselves to inessentials, for pruning back their work to the point of sterility; but the bearded, barefooted brother in whose charge he put me, the man of no scientific pretensions who did the dirty jobs of the ward, had a different story.†   (source)
  • If he had written dispassionately about women, had used indisputable proofs to establish his argument and had shown no trace of wishing that the result should be one thing rather than another, one would not have been angry either.†   (source)
  • He was by nature critical and rather dispassionate.†   (source)
  • "Unless you manage to recover him before tomorrow," I assented, dispassionately….†   (source)
  • She had spoken quietly, dispassionately, and with firm, unbending resolution.†   (source)
  • Dr. Tyrell looked at it dispassionately.†   (source)
  • "We've got six dogs," the other reiterated dispassionately.†   (source)
  • Seen dispassionately, it seemed contemptible.†   (source)
  • "Pardon me," returned Mr. Vholes, going on in exactly the same inward and dispassionate manner.†   (source)
  • Masterly I call it, and such it must appear to any dispassionate thinker.†   (source)
  • "What! seeing the old man?" said the auctioneer, playing with his seals dispassionately.†   (source)
  • Also, the mercer, as a second cousin, was dispassionate enough to feel curiosity.†   (source)
  • And Smillie replied that that was all he could get him to say, and that Mr. Mason was absolutely and quite dispassionately convinced of his guilt.†   (source)
  • Sometimes she can close them no more: when she no longer feels the need of hiding her shame to herself, but dry-eyed and dispassionately, sees only that of the man who has blinded himself without love.†   (source)
  • —It is a curious thing, do you know, Cranly said dispassionately, how your mind is supersaturated with the religion in which you say you disbelieve.†   (source)
  • It attracted various elements who were weary of their century's sophistries, of its humane, dispassionate enlightenment, and were thirsty for stronger elixirs.†   (source)
  • It was impossible to make the confession more dispassionately, or in a tone less encouraging to the vanity of the person addressed.†   (source)
  • Idle and embittering, finally, to argue, against his own dispassionate certitude, that the commandment of love bade us not to love our neighbour as ourselves with the same amount and intensity of love but to love him as ourselves with the same kind of love.†   (source)
  • He must have thought I was dispassionately considering his proposal, because he became as sweet as honey.†   (source)
  • But for the most part, his background, his urbane manners, and ultimately a pretty, if rather dispassionate talent for mathematics helped him move ahead; and after receiving his report card in his freshman year, he concluded he would finish school—primarily, truth to tell, because that allowed him to extend a familiar, provisional, indecisive state of affairs and to win time for reflection as to what Hans Castorp would most like to do, because he was not even close to deciding that,…†   (source)
  • "It was judged proper," he said, lifting his eyebrows dispassionately, "that one of the officers should remain to keep an eye open (pour ouvrir l'oeil)" …. he sighed idly ….†   (source)
  • And yet he had an exquisite sense of beauty; and as beauty was often inextricably associated with the above displeasing conditions, as he wished, above all, to be just and dispassionate, and as he was, furthermore, extremely devoted to "culture," he could not bring himself to decide that Europe was utterly bad.†   (source)
  • 'I think, Clara,' said Mr. Murdstone, in a low grave voice, 'that there may be better and more dispassionate judges of such a question than you.'†   (source)
  • Moreover, Speranski, either because he appreciated the other's capacity or because he considered it necessary to win him to his side, showed off his dispassionate calm reasonableness before Prince Andrew and flattered him with that subtle flattery which goes hand in hand with self-assurance and consists in a tacit assumption that one's companion is the only man besides oneself capable of understanding the folly of the rest of mankind and the reasonableness and profundity of one's own…†   (source)
  • Then calmly, automatically, and dispassionately he kissed the host, the hostess, and their nineteen children.†   (source)
  • Now let me hear, dispassionately and calmly, what are this young lady's qualifications for the office.'†   (source)
  • You are not impulsive, you are not romantic, you are accustomed to view everything from the strong dispassionate ground of reason and calculation.†   (source)
  • Mr. Tulliver, when under the influence of a strong feeling, had a promptitude in action that may seem inconsistent with that painful sense of the complicated, puzzling nature of human affairs under which his more dispassionate deliberations were conducted; but it is really not improbable that there was a direct relation between these apparently contradictory phenomena, since I have observed that for getting a strong impression that a skein is tangled there is nothing like snatching…†   (source)
  • Mrs. Touchett dispassionately asked.†   (source)
  • Simonides lifted his left hand, and gave it into hers, lying lovingly upon his shoulder, and said, dispassionately, "I have grown old in dealing with men—old before my time.†   (source)
  • A generous nature is not prone to strong aversions, and is slow to admit them even dispassionately; but when it finds ill-will gaining upon it, and can discern between-whiles that its origin is not dispassionate, such a nature becomes distressed.†   (source)
  • Isabel, as a dispassionate witness, had not been struck with the force of Mrs. Touchett's characterisation of her visitor, who had an expressive, communicative, responsive face, by no means of the sort which, to Isabel's mind, suggested a secretive disposition.†   (source)
  • 'Well!' said Mr. Gradgrind, breaking into a smile, after being for the moment at a loss, 'you are even more dispassionate than I expected, Louisa.†   (source)
  • Finding no ready-made opportunity to tell his story, Newman pondered these things more dispassionately than might have been expected; he stretched his legs, as usual, and even chuckled a little, appreciatively and noiselessly.†   (source)
  • And I have felt — we both have felt, I may say; my sister being fully in my confidence — that it is right you should receive this grave and dispassionate assurance from our lips.'†   (source)
  • A generous nature is not prone to strong aversions, and is slow to admit them even dispassionately; but when it finds ill-will gaining upon it, and can discern between-whiles that its origin is not dispassionate, such a nature becomes distressed.†   (source)
  • It may seem odd that with such pleasant habits he should have been given to the heroic treatment, bleeding and blistering and starving his patients, with a dispassionate disregard to his personal example; but the incongruity favored the opinion of his ability among his patients, who commonly observed that Mr. Toller had lazy manners, but his treatment was as active as you could desire: no man, said they, carried more seriousness into his profession: he was a little slow in coming, but…†   (source)
  • There was enough of mocking inconsistency at the bottom of this speech to make it rather discordant, though the manner was refined and the person well-favoured, and though the depreciatory part of it was so skilfully thrown off as to be very difficult for one not perfectly acquainted with the English language to understand, or, even understanding, to take offence at: so simple and dispassionate was its tone.†   (source)
  • …gained a fortune before he was three-and-thirty, that he had married a widow who was much older than himself—a Dissenter, and in other ways probably of that disadvantageous quality usually perceptible in a first wife if inquired into with the dispassionate judgment of a second—was almost as much as she had cared to learn beyond the glimpses which Mr. Bulstrode's narrative occasionally gave of his early bent towards religion, his inclination to be a preacher, and his association with…†   (source)
  • There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.†   (source)
  • It was just after the Lords had thrown out the Reform Bill: that explains how Mr. Cadwallader came to be walking on the slope of the lawn near the great conservatory at Freshitt Hall, holding the "Times" in his hands behind him, while he talked with a trout-fisher's dispassionateness about the prospects of the country to Sir James Chettam.†   (source)
  • It was a time, according to a noticeable article in the "Pioneer," when the crying needs of the country might well counteract a reluctance to public action on the part of men whose minds had from long experience acquired breadth as well as concentration, decision of judgment as well as tolerance, dispassionateness as well as energy—in fact, all those qualities which in the melancholy experience of mankind have been the least disposed to share lodgings.†   (source)
  • Jamie surveyed the scene with dispassionate eyes for a moment, still braced by the wall.†   (source)
  • …kept still, waiting to see who would break silence, which the Distressed Duenna did in these words: "I am confident, most mighty lord, most fair lady, and most discreet company, that my most miserable misery will be accorded a reception no less dispassionate than generous and condolent in your most valiant bosoms, for it is one that is enough to melt marble, soften diamonds, and mollify the steel of the most hardened hearts in the world; but ere it is proclaimed to your hearing, not to…†   (source)
  • In this case it will be much wiser to submit to a few inconveniencies arising from the dispassionate deafness of laws, than to remedy them by applying to the passionate open ears of a tyrant.†   (source)
  • If any plan which has been, or may be, offered to our consideration, should not, upon a dispassionate inspection, be found to answer this description, it ought to be rejected.†   (source)
  • If the periods be distant from each other, the same remark will be applicable to all recent measures; and in proportion as the remoteness of the others may favor a dispassionate review of them, this advantage is inseparable from inconveniences which seem to counterbalance it.†   (source)
  • It is now time to look after Sophia; whom the reader, if he loves her half so well as I do, will rejoice to find escaped from the clutches of her passionate father, and from those of her dispassionate lover.†   (source)
  • The different views taken of the subject in the two preceding papers must be sufficient to satisfy all dispassionate and discerning men, that if the public liberty should ever be the victim of the ambition of the national rulers, the power under examination, at least, will be guiltless of the sacrifice.†   (source)
  • If, on the contrary, he happened to be a man of calm and dispassionate feelings, he would indulge a sigh for the frailty of human nature, and would lament, that in a matter so interesting to the happiness of millions, the true merits of the question should be perplexed and entangled by expedients so unfriendly to an impartial and right determination.†   (source)
  • If such men will make a firm and solemn pause, and meditate dispassionately on the importance of this interesting idea; if they will contemplate it in all its attitudes, and trace it to all its consequences, they will not hesitate to part with trivial objections to a Constitution, the rejection of which would in all probability put a final period to the Union.†   (source)
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