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Definition not responsive to individual persons
  • The strange young woman talked with him impersonally, without ever smiling or showing any warmth.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Impelled by feelings that were primal yet paradoxically wholly impersonal.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • If I claim full justice for my art, it is because it is an impersonal thing—a thing beyond myself.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Less obviously, though, he had watched her too, with a certain impersonal alertness; she might have been an experiment in progress.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • In the midst of the personified impersonal, a personality stands here.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The drops which lashed her face were not scorpions, but prosy rain; Egdon in the mass was no monster whatever, but impersonal open ground.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Instead I stood in the hallway, absorbing the same sterile, impersonal surroundings I'd noticed while visiting with my father.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • From all her talk of moving, I'd imagined a place full of boxes, something impersonal and antiseptic.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Poirot spoke quietly and impersonally like a lecturer coming down to the level of a small child.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Books, letters, dressing-gown, slipped about on the impersonality of the horsehair like incongruous impertinences.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • The clouds are the shape of our new prison walls—untouchable, impersonal, random.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • The lighting in the small, impersonal interrogation room was even brighter and harsher than it had looked from behind the two-way mirror.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • 'Qing, qing,' broke in an impersonal voice over the line, speaking rapidly in Chinese.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The service is excellent but impersonal.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • As if by some unspoken consent, Annie had talked of her husband only rarely and even then impersonally, more of his job than of his character.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • The voice was impersonal, as if it Issued from a machine and not a person.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • Even before these impersonal electric minds had arrived at their conclusions, however, the Inspector had given his own recommendations.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • Doug gives an impersonal nod.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Got to attention, Whitney thought, annoyed by the stiff and impersonal formality.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • It doesn't seem as impersonal as I thought it would be, and it's cleaner, too.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle

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