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impersonal
used in Main Street

18 uses
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Definition
not responsive to individual persons
  • She had studied the boys pityingly, but impersonally.
    Chapter 9 (38% in)
  • Then they were sitting six inches apart, pretending that they had never been nearer, while she tried to be impersonal: "I would like to—would like to see Gopher Prairie."
    Chapter 2 (88% in)
  • But they gazed at her so expectantly when she flickered past that she was reconvinced that in their debauches of respectability they had lost the power of play as well as the power of impersonal thought.
    Chapter 6 (57% in)
  • Dave Dyer and Sam Clark were as cordial as she had been fancying; but wasn't there an impersonal abruptness in the "H' are yuh?" of Chet Dashaway?
    Chapter 7 (41% in)
  • I want you to try and be impersonal.
    Chapter 8 (28% in)
  • Will you be impersonal?
    Chapter 8 (29% in)
  • "I'll be as impersonal as cold boiled potatoes.
    Chapter 8 (31% in)
  • Behind the mask of winter-stripped vines and a wide porch only a foot above the ground, the cottage was so impersonal that Carol could never visualize it.
    Chapter 11 (44% in)
  • But his eyes faded into impersonality as he talked of the jealousies of Gopher Prairie.
    Chapter 13 (80% in)
  • She was grateful for the impersonality of his talk.
    Chapter 21 (17% in)
  • He was conscious that his voice was not impersonal and even.
    Chapter 25 (24% in)
  • She was not very successful at accepting his fervor with the air of amused woman of the world, but she sounded reasonably impersonal: "Thank you.
    Chapter 28 (89% in)
  • But you mustn't——You must be more impersonal!"
    Chapter 29 (22% in)
  • Impersonal—I will be impersonal!
    Chapter 31 (20% in)
  • Impersonal—I will be impersonal!
    Chapter 31 (20% in)
  • And she was grateful—while she impersonally noted how bad a verse it was.
    Chapter 33 (19% in)
  • She looked about with impersonal eyes.
    Chapter 34 (53% in)
  • From her work and from her association with women who had organized suffrage associations in hostile cities, or had defended political prisoners, she caught something of an impersonal attitude; saw that she had been as touchily personal as Maud Dyer.
    Chapter 37 (96% in)

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