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passive
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
accepting what happens without trying to take control or reacting strongly
  • The transitions in real life from well-spread boards to death-beds, and from mourning-weeds to holiday garments, are not a whit less startling; only, there, we are busy actors, instead of passive lookers-on, which makes a vast difference.
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (7% in)

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