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dispassionate
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Definition unaffected by strong emotion or bias
  • A journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact.
dispassionate = unaffected by strong emotion or bias
  • (HONEY is weeping louder)
    GEORGE (Quietly, dispassionately): I thought you should know.
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • dispassionately = in a manner that is unaffected by strong emotion
  • Looking at the matter dispassionately, I shared his view.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • dispassionately = in a manner that is unaffected by strong emotion or bias
  • Sometimes he drove by the building, just to feel how dispassionately he could look upon it.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • dispassionately = in a manner that is 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.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • dispassionate = unemotional (without passion)
  • I turned my head to see Father, looking on dispassionately, as his son "mooned" him and as the brown seepage spilled into the bucket.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • dispassionately = in a manner that is unaffected by strong emotion or bias
  • He spilled some wine and stared down at it dispassionately.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • dispassionately = without concern (without emotion)
  • A dispassionate white sun shone at the summit of the sky.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • dispassionate = unaffected by strong emotion or bias
  • In high-stakes, fast-moving situations, we don't want to be as dispassionate and purely rational as the Iowa ventromedial patients.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • dispassionate = unaffected by strong emotion
  • He summed them up dispassionately.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • dispassionately = without being affected by strong emotion or bias
  • A column is a personal take, and as such, it's less dispassionate than a straight news story.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • dispassionate = unaffected by emotion or bias
  • "...I refuse to pity you in the manner to which you are well accustomed."
    "I don't want your pity," I said.
    "Like all sick children," he answered dispassionately, "you say you don't want pity, but your very existence depends upon it."
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • dispassionately = without emotion
  • 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!
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • dispassionate = unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
  • Mami seemed anxious, in her usual dispassionate way.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • dispassionate = unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
  • —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.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Jefferson was far more guarded and circumspect, better organized, dispassionate, more mannered, and refused ever to argue.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "Pardon me," returned Mr. Vholes, going on in exactly the same inward and dispassionate manner.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The FBI director is a dispassionate man, but never more so than right now.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Dispassionately, Medusa's Delta understood; he had been there many times many years before.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • "An exaggeration, I'm sure," said Attolia dispassionately.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia

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