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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPASSIVE

When the Inspector took thought to look at her, she was as impassive as before.

"Come along," said the impassive Stoliker, taking the handcuffs from his pocket.

Outwardly he maintained consistently a pose of impassive gullibility.

In the boat the man with the bailing can turned up an impassive countenance.

I looked at the impassive face of the spokesman with the wand.

He stood there bareheaded, impassive and quiet, listening to the great voice of the mass.

Mr. Bentham looked straight ahead with still, impassive face.

Behold, your friend the kaimkam is gloomy and impassive as a camel; what can you do?

Laurent and Therese had witnessed this brief scene in a grave and impassive manner.

At last Arizona turned from his impassive contemplation of the prairie.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "not feeling pain," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + passive. Meaning "void of emotions" is from 1690s. Related: Impassively; impassiveness (1640s).

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