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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPASSIVELY

The beady eyes vanished and reappeared, and they considered me impassively.

"The debt has been paid, Citoyenne," said Caron impassively.

"You couldn't go through with it," observed the big Martian impassively.

"Wish you'd tell my chief that," answers the man, impassively.

The archers waved their caps and cheered, but the crowd looked on impassively.

The two nieces looked on impassively, standing side by side.

She drew as potently, and to all appearances as impassively, as a loadstone.

Seldom, he thought, while their gaze rested on him impassively, would they soften.

Within, the editor worked on as steadily and impassively as Fate.

But she had moved slightly away from him and was now regarding him impassively.

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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adverbsuffering without complaint
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