Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. passivus,: cf. F. passif,. See Passion
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. passivus—pati, suffer.
There is no frown there; rather, a passive and universal welcome to any who may have in them the will and the power to climb.
"Winds Of Doctrine" by George Santayana
It is quite a mistake to suppose that dreams are built up out of the purely passive sensations of sight and hearing.
"Illusions" by James Sully
The woman lay passive within the bunk.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
Her brain had been passive in her sad affairs.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Besides these, there is a method of expressing the infinitive, a passive participle, and two forms of verbal adjectives.
"The Mafulu" by Robert W. Williamson
So far as the passive side of character goes, he does excellently.
"Among Famous Books" by John Kelman
He could not be passive either physically or mentally.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
In the passive voice we use a different set of personal endings.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
If, now, the eyes be directed to a distant object, there will result a sense of rest, or passiveness.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
In short, the self, as long as it is a self, can never be purely passive.
"Nature Mysticism" by J. Edward Mercer
Tho' while she thus extends her reign,
And rules the passive mind;
Her arrows wound us as we go,
And reason's sight is blind.
"The Advantages Of Resignation" by Elizabeth Bath
The frost weaves ferns and sultry palms
Across my clouded pane;
Weaves melodies of ancient psalms
All through my passive brain.
"Songs of the Winter Nights" by George MacDonald
Next to him the eldest daughter:
She suggested very little,
Only asked if he would take her
With her look of 'passive beauty.'
"Hiawatha's Photographing " by Lewis Carroll
He crouches like a passive sphinx before
Some temple-gate, or grinning, moves to grant
Thine entrance at the monarch's golden door.
"The Chimera" by Clark Ashton Smith
'Nay, I do not need thy sword,
Comrade mine,' said Ury's lord.
'Put it up, I pray thee:
Passive to His holy will,
Trust I in my Master still,
Even though He slay me.
"Barclay Of Ury" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"The fruitful earth then forth doth bring;
The vegetable tribes do spring;
The show'rs do fall, the groves do ring,
They all rejoice;
The birds their Maker's praise do sing;
With passive voice."
"Art And Nature" by Susannah Hawkins
Bradley Cooper may seem harmless, but new research shows a man's smile can make women more likely to do act passive.
Eleventh anniversary brings quiet, passive events.
Passive sunshades help save energy and improve worker comfort.
The level of interaction is rising fast — the Web is not a passive arena.
Its quiet releases, however, are not to be confused with the defeated or passive-aggressive variety.
She says the wakeboard park will put passive lake users, such as swimmers and people in canoes, in danger if a wakeboarder should lose control.
Understanding passive influence from dogs is absolutely critical.
The Niagara Passive TAP Series provides key features including.
This YouTube video might resonate with some Seattleites who, according to regional stereotypes, like to be a little passive aggressive when it comes to conflict.
Tucson News NowGet a Free Electronic Cigarette: E Cigarettes Have No Harmful Effects On Both Direct and Passive Inhalers Alike .
Air Force eyes passive radar surveillance with initiative on wideband phased array antennas .
Passive House Costs Explored.
Passive House Costs ExploredI've been following the JLC articles on super-insulated homes.
Don't Be Passive About Passwords.
Passive Smoking and Children was launched by the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) last week.
As a result, it is possible to realize a compact detector design with minimal passive materials within the ﬁducial volume, and with an eﬃcient external shielding conﬁguration.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
It depends on properties of the active and passive elements which generate internal shear forces.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
It was recently shown [10, 11] that above the threshold, the shape of the lasing modes remain the same as in passive medium.
A study of random laser modes in disordered photonic crystals
If j = t(i) is passive then ρi E1 τj , and the “passive part” of the function t is one to one.
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
We emphasize, however, that the random resonators exist already in the passive medium: gain is only needed to ”make them visible”.
Coherent Random Lasing and "Almost Localized" Photon Modes