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  • It bothered Thomas that Chuck ... seemed indifferent to having his life taken away from him.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned (without interest)
  • When Peter's lawyer received the feather, she held it indifferently beside her as if it no longer held meaning.   (source)
    indifferently = without interest
  • By degrees he learned to enjoy these encounters, though his indifference always appeared more studied than hers and he was always anxious, in a barely concealed way, to meet her gaze.   (source)
    indifference = lack of interest
  • He has always been politely indifferent.   (source)
    indifferent = uninterested
  • Big God howled like a hot wind... Then Small God... Inured by the confirmation of his own inconsequence, he became resilient and truly indifferent. Nothing mattered much.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned
  • And why were Langan's teachers at Reed and Montana State so indifferent to his plight?   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned and unsympathetic
  • The letter covered seventeen handwritten pages, its tone jumping from self-pity to anger to ... to a kind of feigned indifference.   (source)
    indifference = lack of concern (without interest)
  • 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.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned (without interest)
  • The others, obviously indifferent, went back to their conversations.   (source)
    indifferent = uninterested
  • His face was calm, his voice chillingly indifferent.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned (without interest)
  • ...even if he was taking great pains to hide his concern under a mask of indifference.   (source)
    indifference = lacking concern
  • Assured by his grades and his apparent indifference to girls, his parents don't suspect Gogol of being, in his own fumbling way, an American teenager.   (source)
    indifference = lack of interest
  • His father wasn't fond of McDonald's and had toyed indifferently with the fish filet.   (source)
    indifferently = without interest
  • 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.   (source)
  • ...listening in the dark for groans of life in the indifferent silence of the dead.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned (showing no interest)
  • She shrugged indifferently.   (source)
    indifferently = without interest (unconcerned or unsympathetic)
  • The worst we have had to endure here is indifference and a certain understandable shallowness in our personal relationships excluding...   (source)
    indifference = lack of interest
  • We cannot remain indifferent to the grievous blows that have afflicted so many good Dominican homes . . . . .   (source)
    indifferent = uninterested (unconcerned and unsympathetic)
  • Our neighbors seemed fairly indifferent to our reduced circumstances, as they were occupied with their own.   (source)
    indifferent = without interest (unconcerned or uninterested)
  • "I'll be back," I say. He nods indifferently.   (source)
    indifferently = without interest (unconcerned)
  • there were groups of people with a growing comfort toward—if not quite an indifference to—the extraordinary diversity that had come to Clarkston.   (source)
    indifference = lack of concern
  • Isabelle cast an indifferent look at Simon.   (source)
    indifferent = uninterested
  • When she returned home she shut herself up in her room to weep, indifferent to Don Fernando's pleas and explanations...   (source)
    indifferent = without interest
  • When Papi showed the figures to the Hernandez brothers, written on the border of a newspaper, they were indifferent.   (source)
    indifferent = uninterested
  • WALTER: Me and you ought to sit down and talk sometimes, man. Man, I got me some ideas.
    GEORGE: (With boredom) Yeah—sometimes we'll have to do that, Walter.
    WALTER: (Understanding the indifference, and offended) Yeah—well, when you get the time, man...   (source)
    indifference = lack of interest
  • Why I swerved off the high road, hard left to nowhere, recklessly indifferent to those coughing my dust,   (source)
    indifferent = without concern
  • And there are others who, although they wouldn't persecute us, are ignorant and indifferent and...   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned or uninterested
  • He had seen many men die of wounds, and had watched the turning of their spirits from active desire to live to indifference.   (source)
    indifference = lack of concern
  • The chairs and stalls seem to have been placed there without the slightest concern for the shape of the walls or position of the columns, as if wishing to express their indifference to or disdain for Gothic architecture.   (source)
    indifference = lack of concern (without interest)
  • He nodded indifferently. A hundred years, a thousand all the same to...   (source)
    indifferently = without interest
  • Then they shift from Marlena to the open door with studied indifference.   (source)
    indifference = lack of interest
  • They watch with mindless, indifferent eyes,   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned and uninterested
  • It destroys our self-pride, our arrogance, our indifference toward others.   (source)
    indifference = lack of concern and interest
  • ...he was not indifferent to his mills; but the feeling which had once been passion for a living entity was now like the wistful tenderness one feels for the memory of the loved and dead.   (source)
    indifferent = without interest
  • Whatever his reaction was, he hid it behind cool indifference.   (source)
    indifference = (appearance of) unconcern
  • which her mother blamed on indifference of Authority to safety of penal colonists.   (source)
    indifference = unconcern (lack of interest)
  • The moon glares with a vivid indifference.   (source)
    indifference = without interest
  • [regarding how things look:]  But of course it was easy to be indifferent about them herself when she could count on Helen to spruce things up. Now she longed for a set of white frilly curtains.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned (without interest)
  • ...who had been listening with complete indifference,   (source)
    indifference = lack of interest
  • Indifferent now to the noise he made, he shoved the chair into the center of the floor.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned (without interest)
  • Now? . . . (Joyous.) There you are again . . . (Indifferent.) There we are again. . . (Gloomy.) There I am again.   (source)
    indifferent = without emotion (without interest)
  • PLAYER: ...and times being what they are.
    ROS: What are they?
    PLAYER: Indifferent.
    ROS: Bad?
    PLAYER: Wicked.   (source)
    indifferent = not good
  • for the first time he knew the stolid, stubborn indifference of the inanimate.   (source)
    indifference = lack of concern
  • We stared at the cruel sky, calm, blue, indifferent to our need.   (source)
    indifferent = unsympathetic
  • The Overlords seemed largely indifferent to forms of government, provided that they were not oppressive or corrupt.   (source)
    indifferent = without interest
  • Nothing that he does is indifferent.   (source)
  • Y'know how indifferent I am to money.   (source)
    indifferent = uninterested
  • But I wanted to leave things in order and not just trust that obliging and indifferent sea to sweep my refuse away.   (source)
  • But he is not indifferent, there is a mark of pain between his eyes.   (source)
    indifferent = without concern
  • Joe rolled his cigar in his mouth and rolled his eyes away indifferently.   (source)
    indifferently = as though not very interested
  • our little hotel is dull, and the food indifferent,   (source)
    indifferent = not especially good (without interest)
  • The Prosecutor ignored this remark; he was making dabs with his pencil on the cover of his brief, seemingly quite indifferent.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned and uninterested
  • A surprising number of the people of Hiroshima remained more or less indifferent about the ethics of using the bomb.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned (without interest)
  • She was plain and dull and indifferent to life.   (source)
    indifferent = uninterested
  • The Swedish lady seemed agitated, Mary Debenham calmly indifferent.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned (without interest)
  • Religiously, we're 85% Protestants; 12% Catholics; Rest, indifferent.   (source)
    indifferent = without interest
  • He was indifferent to his personal future.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned
  • Gilbert, who possibly was not quite so indifferent as he seemed...   (source)
    indifferent = uninterested and unconcerned
  • "Perhaps I ought to," said the girl, indifferent to what she did, but desirous of being amiable.   (source)
    indifferent = without interest
  • finally the crowd were actively against him, and he was utterly contemptuous and indifferent.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned (without interest)
  • Some of the acquaintances to whom she had been a tedious or indifferent or ridiculous affliction, dropped her:   (source)
    indifferent = without interest (average)
  • And yet how much and how indifferently he had sinned against her!   (source)
    indifferently = unsympathetically
  • "...it doesn't matter," said Mrs. Archer indifferently.   (source)
    indifferently = without interest
  • For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger.   (source)
    indifference = without concern
  • Even before I met you I was far from indifferent to you.   (source)
    indifferent = without interest
  • somewhere far away inside her, she felt indifferent to him and to his suffering.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned (without interest)
  • I can still remember your complete indifference as to whether the sun moved round the earth or the earth round the sun.   (source)
    indifference = lack of interest
  • It was incomprehensible that she should care so much for a man who was so indifferent, so selfish, so...   (source)
    indifferent = without interest (to her)
  • you have made me so unhappy with your indifference.   (source)
    indifference = lack of interest
  • The other met his look with one of cold indifference, and answered, "There will be nothing for you here, I said."   (source)
    indifference = unsympathetic
  • The swift and indifferent placidity of that look troubled me.   (source)
    indifferent = uninterested or unsympathetic
  • She marvelled increasingly at his indifference to money, at his courtesy to everyone alike, at the delicacy of his mind.   (source)
    indifference = lack of interest
  • Oh, beautiful and indifferent one, thou whom we call mother, thou containest in thyself existence and death, thou livest and destroyest.   (source)
    indifferent = without interest
  • And this inward confidence evidently enabled him to be indifferent to little words of other men aimed at him.   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned (without interest)
  • Hyde was indifferent to Jekyll, or but remembered him as the mountain bandit remembers the cavern in which he conceals himself from pursuit.   (source)
    indifferent = without interest
  • And he would do it just as indifferent as if he was ordering up eggs.   (source)
    indifferent = without much interest
  • No doubt, though his indifference must have been awful.   (source)
    indifference = lack of interest
  • ROXANE (indifferently):  Bravo!   (source)
    indifferently = without interest
  • Ivan Ilych concluded that things were bad, but that for the doctor, and perhaps for everybody else, it was a matter of indifference   (source)
    indifference = no concern (without interest)
  • Why, my dearest Hedda, how can you be so indifferent about it?   (source)
    indifferent = unconcerned (without interest)
  • I've been fussing over the thing so long, I really don't know whether it's good, bad, or indifferent.   (source)
    indifferent = average
  • "I have not considered the subject," said he indifferently, looking straight before him.   (source)
    indifferently = without interest
  • I would rather have a good second husband than an indifferent first.   (source)
    indifferent = disinterested (having no interest)
  • "It is quite true," she replied, referring to him with the indifference of utter contempt.   (source)
    indifference = without interest
  • ...she redoubled in tenderness, and Rodolphe concealed his indifference less and less.   (source)
    indifference = lack of interest
  • with years I have grown more coarse and indifferent.   (source)
    indifferent = without interest
  • She answered with equal indifference and brevity, and the others said no more.   (source)
  • so that I was brought up in such a perfect inattention to those matters as to be quite indifferent what kind of food was set before me, and so unobservant of it, that to this day if I am asked I can scarce tell a few hours after dinner what I dined upon.   (source)
  • It was too late to feign indifference.†   (source)
  • I nodded indifferently.†   (source)
  • Because he'd rather be killed with a furious hand than dismembered with cool indifference.†   (source)
  • When a drunken hothead tried to pick a fight, Phil stared back indifferently, but Louie obliged.†   (source)
  • Grace comes from indifference.†   (source)
  • She was indifferent to food, though she forced herself to eat.†   (source)
  • His voice is cold and indifferent and so un-Peterlike, the smile fades from my face.†   (source)
  • Did you see the indifference he expressed as Ugarte was practically pulled from his lapels?†   (source)
  • The guards are indifferent to Lale and the others when they arrive.†   (source)
  • How nice for you," she replied, taking care to sound indifferent.†   (source)
  • Our first child, she awoke in me that elemental love that will turn even the most indifferent woman into a radiant mother.†   (source)
  • In this book you will learn the story of Walter's case, which taught me about our system's disturbing indifference to inaccurate or unreliable verdicts, our comfort with bias, and our tolerance of unfair prosecutions and convictions.†   (source)
  • Slept but a sea apart on another beach among the bitter ashes of the world or stood in their rags lost to the same indifferent sun.†   (source)
  • Will's whole body was a study in determined indifference.†   (source)
  • Moody seemed totally indifferent to his less-than-warm welcome.†   (source)
  • Luke was stunned by the indifference in Jen's father's voice.†   (source)
  • Indifference was too, and so was arrogance.†   (source)
  • One day we were bored, indifferent, satisfied losers; the next we were rabid fanatics, stomping in the grandstand, painting our faces green and white, doing the wave as if we had been perfecting it for years.†   (source)
  • It strikes Werner just then as wondrously futile to build splendid buildings, to make music, to sing songs, to print huge books full of colorful birds in the face of the seismic, engulfing indifference of the world—what pretensions humans have!†   (source)
  • Their indifference constituted the goal, the promise that life, my life, the life of our family, was bigger, longer, more resilient than the difficulties we now found ourselves caught in.†   (source)
  • "You were always doing that," she said indifferently.†   (source)
  • Vittoria was surprised with the indifference in Kohler's tone.†   (source)
  • The name punches through his mask, cracking the facade of cool indifference, but isn't enough.†   (source)
  • It bore her no malice, this animal, it was indifferent to her misery.†   (source)
  • "Life," he says indifferently.†   (source)
  • Cinder feigned indifference.†   (source)
  • Indifference is.†   (source)
  • We were greeted by curious stares and an indifference that completely unsettled me.†   (source)
  • "Mighty seldom, ma'am," he responded with indifferent good humor.†   (source)
  • Sampson did his best to keep himselfapart from their indifference.†   (source)
  • Her manner had been so unconcerned that I forgot about the visitors until they showed up at school three days later, at my geometry class, one young, one older, indifferently dressed, knocking courteously at the open door.†   (source)
  • I seem to be indifferent to Mother's tears and Father's glances, and I am, because both of them are now feeling what I've always felt.†   (source)
  • And there was Rufus, swung from his father's indifference to his mother's sugary concern.†   (source)
  • I didn't feel as indifferently about the slime as Satsu did.†   (source)
  • I slept in rain or sun, on soft grass, moist earth, or sharp stones with an intensity of indifference that only grief can promote.†   (source)
  • Eventually Beta and half a dozen others wandered over to stare down indifferently at the corpse.†   (source)
  • As one government report said, it was a time filled with "widespread confusion about how to assess risk," as well as "refusal by some researchers to cooperate" with oversight, and "indifference by those charged with administering research and its rules at local institutions."†   (source)
  • Those who were in between or indifferent couldn't help but get caught in the crossfire.†   (source)
  • Even in his exhaustion the anger seethed, and he once again took aim at the indifferent God he imagined somewhere beyond the roof of the shack.†   (source)
  • The smallness and fragility of our lives is met with the cold indifference not only of the distant stars and planets, which we can rightly think of as virtually eternal in contrast to ourselves, but of the more immediate "outer" world of the farm itself, of the inhumanity of machinery which wounds or kills indiscriminately.†   (source)
  • I will not allow you, of all people, to join the ranks of the apathetic and the indifferent.†   (source)
  • Some of the faces lining the streets on that morning had welcome smiles, others were indifferent, while still others were undeniably angry.†   (source)
  • Even in the other patients, I saw that stony indifference to others that was the most fatal disease of the concentration camp.†   (source)
  • "He made some sound of total indifference," said Lemming.†   (source)
  • I gestured my indifference.†   (source)
  • If He had been indifferent to my plight, He surely would not have taken such good care of my gun, right?†   (source)
  • "It was an expression of utmost indifference," a reporter for the Philadelphia Public Ledger said.†   (source)
  • And she dropped it, indifferent, and took down the last tresses, so that her hair fell blond and wavy down her back.†   (source)
  • Even though I no longer had her for a teacher, she kept up with me and knew that my indifference to schoolwork caused my grades to fall, because I was just hanging out instead of trying.†   (source)
  • A doctor stood to the side, arms crossed, indifferent.†   (source)
  • The longer I climb the less important the goal seems to me, the more indifferent I become to myself My attention has diminished, my memwy is weakened.†   (source)
  • It approached his hand, a cautious step at a time while its companions waited in mock indifference.†   (source)
  • They never considered how indifferent a musician I was.†   (source)
  • All eyes-hard, soft, angry, kind, indifferent, and curious-turned to him, and Roran took a deep breath.†   (source)
  • So much violence, so much indifference.†   (source)
  • He looked past him and seemed indifferent, but he noticed that after each puff (Tsezar inhaled at rare intervals, thoughtfully) a thin ring of glowing ash crept down the cigarette, reducing its length as it moved stealthily to the cigarette bolder.†   (source)
  • Clara walked around the house like a silent, overweight shadow, with a Buddhistic indifference toward everything around her.†   (source)
  • His look seemed to accuse her of ignorance and indifference.†   (source)
  • "Is that so?" she said, indifferent.†   (source)
  • However, the possibility had already occurred to me that Mr Farraday was simply feigning indifference in order to minimize my embarrassment, and such a surreptitious delivery could be interpreted as complacency on my part towards my error — or worse, an attempt to cover it up.†   (source)
  • It was hard to have a showdown with someone as indifferent as Patch.†   (source)
  • Each of their stories was different, yet somehow familiar, linked by common elements — the same struggle to receive proper medical care, the same fear of speaking out, the same underlying corporate indifference.†   (source)
  • In public, we treated each other with the same sarcastic indifference as always.†   (source)
  • He enjoyed playing more than studying, and was an indifferent scholar.†   (source)
  • And the police are worse than indifferent.†   (source)
  • Clarke was normally indifferent toward her Earth Literatures tutorial, but this assignment had piqued her interest.†   (source)
  • Sure, she'd seen brutality, cruelty, in Madras, but they took the form of neglect and indifference to suffering, or they took the form of corruption.†   (source)
  • Instead, I argue and roll my eyes and act indifferent.†   (source)
  • It was a document that Perry had read at least a hundred times, never with indifference: Childhood-Be glad to tell you, as I see it, both good and bad.†   (source)
  • It was just process, cold and indifferent, like plugging numbers into an equation, and I could have been someone else, listening and watching this, for all I felt.†   (source)
  • The president's only complaint about his wife is that Jackie has a profound indifference to fiscal discipline.†   (source)
  • The quiet that rested around their door on the weekends hinted of all sorts of secret rituals, and their friendly indifference to the men on the street was an insult to the women as a brazen flaunting of unnatural ways.†   (source)
  • The sky, indifferent earlier, pulses with the light of a million stars.†   (source)
  • It was another neighbor, Dandelion, who had now brought the talk back to the Threarah and his indifference to Fiver's fear.†   (source)
  • An indifferent high-school student from an unstable family, he went to the University of Texas at Arlington on an athletic scholarship.†   (source)
  • In an indifferent voice she said, "We are very pleased."†   (source)
  • And doxies sunning on the roof in clement weather and men with warrants outstanding for reckless endangerment and depraved indifference.†   (source)
  • If anything, what greeted us now was indifference.†   (source)
  • The prison guard was indifferent to the devastating blow she had just dealt me.†   (source)
  • I wanted to see the callous indifference crack in his eyes.†   (source)
  • The man looked indifferently to where a tiny boy trotted at his mother's heels, solemn, old-faced, unchildish.†   (source)
  • The Commandant seems indifferent to the clamor, fixated as she is on her work.†   (source)
  • To my relief, his reaction was indifference rather than anger.†   (source)
  • Another reason for his indifference to the Japanese removal was more subtle but was more profoundly felt.†   (source)
  • Hizdahr's fearsome collection of former fighting slaves made indifferent guards at best.†   (source)
  • Perhaps this was indifference, perhaps the measure of an overreaching sense of superiority.†   (source)
  • Hungry Joe shrugged indifferently.†   (source)
  • Indifferently they lash those who venture among them with snow, rock, wind, cold.†   (source)
  • He had an attitude of indifference.†   (source)
  • Mum laughed off Max's demand with polite indifference.†   (source)
  • There was no land around, and no beings, but there was an aura of vague friendliness in this indifferent place.†   (source)
  • "Really?" says Suze indifferently.†   (source)
  • As if tiring of not being the center of attention, Kristoff eyed Vlad with an air of indifference, and said, "Just so you know, I'm a vampire."†   (source)
  • "My daughter is not what she should be," Mama agreed indifferently.†   (source)
  • He rarely is, so it's not surprising to see a girl standing next to him as he leans against his car in the pose I have grown accustomed to seeing, the one where he tries to look casually indifferent while he works out the most direct route into a girl's pants or down her shirt or up her skirt.†   (source)
  • I wonder if it is indifference, or whether, like me, others are so brimful of endings that they cannot bear to wrench even a scrawny sapling from its tenuous grip on life.†   (source)
  • Jason closed the door, nodding to the white-haired bell captain whose indifference had turned to indulgence upon the receipt of a twenty-franc note.†   (source)
  • His voice is distracted, indifferent.†   (source)
  • We must accept-even when those were absent, and the men who made the railroads and ships and towers of stone, were before our eyes, in the flesh, their voices different, unweighted with recognizable danger and their delight in our songs more sincere seeming, their regard for our welfare marked by an almost benign and impersonal indifference.†   (source)
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