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impassive

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Definition having or revealing little emotion — especially under circumstances others would find exciting
  • He remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern.
impassive = having or revealing little emotion — especially under circumstances others would find exciting
  • Atticus was standing under the street light looking as though nothing had happened: his vest was buttoned, his collar and tie were neatly in place, his watch-chain glistened, he was his impassive self again.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • impassive = showing little emotion
  • Fang glanced over at me, his face smooth and impassive, though I could almost feel the anticipation rolling off his feathers.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • impassive = revealing little emotion
  • I envisioned her as the wise sage, sitting in a rocking chair, impassively pouring the moving details of her life into my waiting tape recorder...
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • impassively = in a manner showing little emotion
  • "That means you want the long answer," he said, his voice impassive, not reacting at all to my curt tone.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • impassive = having or revealing little emotion
  • The ARVNs who hadn't already left watched us impassively.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • impassively = in a manner showing little emotion
  • A fleeting expression crossed the Special's impassive face—annoyance mixed with suspicion.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • impassive = revealing little emotion
  • The god looked up impassively.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • impassively = in a manner showing little emotion
  • He keeps the process going, however, impassively but carefully unearthing the shabby traces of the recent past.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • impassively = in a manner that shows little emotion
  • I looked at Monica, who was staring out the window, her face impassive as always.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • impassive = having or revealing little emotion
  • BRADY is left alone on stage with DRUMMOND, who still watches him impassively.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • impassively = in a manner showing little emotion
  • His eyes were flat and impassive.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • impassive = with little emotion
  • On the face of his youngest was the brilliant, impassive look he remembered from when she had snatched her love letters out of his hands.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • impassive = show of little emotion
  • I sat cross-legged on one of the beds and tried to look devout and impassive like some businessmen I once saw watching an Algerian belly dancer,
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • impassive = having or revealing little emotion
  • Mr. K's face was impassive.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • impassive = having or revealing little emotion — especially under circumstances others would find exciting
  • She picked them up, cradling them in her open hand as she worked through them, her expression moving from impassive to curious to, at one shot of Elinor sprawled on the floor, somewhat horrified.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • impassive = having or revealing little emotion
  • I looked around and up at Mr. Cunningham, whose face was equally impassive.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • impassive = showing little emotion
  • her impassive remoteness
  • I stared into the impassive face of Detective Nick Ruskin.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Ron stared at Hermione, but her face was quite impassive.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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