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This silence, this passiveness on the part of their hitherto aggressive and turbulent gaolers was portentous.
Poetry stirs the Imagination, the Will, disturbs the passiveness that Beauty produces.
But a man's passiveness to a beloved object of our sex may not, perhaps, argue want of courage on proper occasions.
CLARISSA, VOLUME 6 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
But passive architecture without help for its passiveness is unendurable.
The provisions, for those who require them, I do not object to, but the passiveness is fatally injurious.
Thy mother enslaves thee, and thy passiveness meets only with hardships and abuse.
She folded her hands with a passiveness which boded future ill.
THE GREY CLOAKHAROLD MACGRATH
In spite of the passiveness of the Queen's men, their hands were locked behind them with force bars about their wrists.
PLAGUE SHIPANDRE NORTON
A kind of dull passiveness came over me, which they mistook for resignation.
It is a genuine forest-nature, mute yet never inglorious, reciting uncomplainingly its lesson of passiveness and endurance.

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