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passive
used in Jane Eyre

6 uses
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Definition
accepting what happens without trying to take control or reacting strongly
  • Yes, in a passive way: I make no effort; I follow as inclination guides me.
    Chapter 6 (73% in)
  • My help had been needed and claimed; I had given it: I was pleased to have done something; trivial, transitory though the deed was, it was yet an active thing, and I was weary of an existence all passive.
    Chapter 12 (79% in)
  • It was evident that in their former intercourse, the passive disposition of the one had been habitually influenced by the active energy of the other: whence then had arisen Mr. Rochester's dismay when he heard of Mr. Mason's arrival?
    Chapter 20 (39% in)
  • I was glad to accept her hospitality; and I submitted to be relieved of my travelling garb just as passively as I used to let her undress me when a child.
    Chapter 21 (31% in)
  • You sit quietly where I have placed you, and regard me with a weary, passive look.
    Chapter 27 (5% in)
  • Because I know, or believe, Mr. Rochester is living: and then, to die of want and cold is a fate to which nature cannot submit passively.
    Chapter 28 (50% in)

There are no more uses of "passive" in Jane Eyre.

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