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used in Main Street

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without interest
in various senses, including:
  • unconcerned — as in "She is indifferent to what is served to eat."
  • unsympathetic — as in "She is indifferent to his needs."
  • not of good quality (which may imply average or poor quality depending upon context) — as in "an indifferent performance"
  • impartial — as in "We need a judge who is indifferent."
  • She wanted to hide in the generous indifference of cities.
    Chapter 9 (2% in)
indifference = lack of interest (in this case, people lacking interest in the strangers around them)
  • In supposing that only she was observant Carol was ignorant, misled by the indifference of cities.
    Chapter 4 (9% in)
  • "It's so cold when you get dumped in the snow," said Mrs. Elder, indifferently.
    Chapter 7 (58% in)
  • She hated herself and the town's indifferent cruelty when she saw Bea's radiant devotion to both babies alike; when she saw Miles staring at them wistfully.
    Chapter 20 (74% in)
  • She pounded her fist on the cool enameled rim of the bathtub and raged mutely against the indifferent gods: "I don't care!
    Chapter 22 (98% in)
  • He kissed her, rambled off, nodded to Jim Howland, stopped indifferently to speak to Mrs. Terry Gould.
    Chapter 25 (88% in)
  • The clerk said indifferently that he "guessed" Miss Mullins was up in Room 37, and left Carol to find the way.
    Chapter 32 (44% in)

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