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impersonal
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
not responsive to individual persons
  • He vehemently contended for her innocence, and the remote impersonal passion for her beauty which he had felt before, had passed now into personal devotion, and tender thought of her lot.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (29% in)
  • Lydgate, naturally, never thought of staying long with her, yet it seemed that the brief impersonal conversations they had together were creating that peculiar intimacy which consists in shyness.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (42% in)
  • If you are speaking on my behalf, I can assure you that no question can be more indifferent and impersonal to me than second marriage.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (14% in)
  • ...best intent and best power to his tenderness for Rosamond; bearing her little claims and interruptions without impatience, and, above all, bearing without betrayal of bitterness to look through less and less of interfering illusion at the blank unreflecting surface her mind presented to his ardor for the more impersonal ends of his profession and his scientific study, an ardor which he had fancied that the ideal wife must somehow worship as sublime, though not in the least knowing why.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (50% in)

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