indifferently

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv indifferently with indifference; in an indifferent manner "she shrugged indifferently"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Indifferently In an indifferent manner; without distinction or preference; impartially; without concern, wish, affection, or aversion; tolerably; passably. "That they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion, and virtue.""Set honor in one eye and death i' the other,
      And I will look on both indifferently ."
      "I hope it may indifferently entertain your lordship at an unbending hour."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • indifferently In an indifferent, manner; without difference or distinction; impartially; without concern or preference.
    • indifferently Not particularly well, but still not ill; tolerably; passably.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Indifferently in an indifferent manner: tolerably: passably: without distinction, impartially
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse.”
  • Jesse Jackson
    Jesse%20Jackson
    “When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.”
  • Georg Hegel
    Georg%20Hegel
    “It is a matter of perfect indifference where a thing originated; the only question is: Is it true in and for itself?”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel%20Eyquem%20De%20Montaigne
    “It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.”
  • Alec Waugh
    Alec Waugh
    “A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.”
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund%20Burke
    “Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference which is, at least, half infidelity.”

Usage

In literature:

But Charlotte's indifference mortified him, and their natures were almost antagonistic to each other.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Balder Helwyse was a philosopher, no doubt; but it was no part of his wisdom to be indifferent to unstrained sympathy.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
To mediaeval relics he was hardly less indifferent.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
She is the very opposite of the indifferent girl for she responds to everything.
"The Girl and Her Religion" by Margaret Slattery
There they lie with their blankets and bits of things, indifferent to time and space.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
Thus do all things preach the indifferency of circumstances.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Had he been indifferent, a careless, good-natured sceptic, he would have been a bad artist.
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
The making an acquaintance is not a matter of indifference.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
But I have not felt equal indifference towards excluding merit from office, merely because it was related to me.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
But Mr. Sherwood could not let the matter rest so easily, and his wife's indifference annoyed him exceedingly.
"Miss Dexie" by Stanford Eveleth
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In poetry:

And from her radiant eyes
There shone on soul and sense
The skies'
Divine indifference.
"Art" by Alfred Noyes
Careless of jibe and jeer he waits,
Thrusts himself where the eye must fall,
A voice, indifferent as Fate's,
Orders "Stand back!" and that is all.
"Too old!" He steps down to make room
For younger men more slow to come.
"Unfit" by Katharine Tynan
He says indifferently and alike, How are you, friend? to the
President at his levee,
And he says, Good-day, my brother! to Cudge that hoes in the sugar-
field,
And both understand him, and know that his speech is right.
"Now List To My Morning's Romanza" by Walt Whitman
Yet, why should we repine? Could we but see
Our lifelong journey with its ups and downs!
Ambition, hope and longings all would flee,
Indifferent alike to smiles and frowns.
'Tis better as it is. It must be so.
We ne'er can know.
"Now And Then" by John Hartley
So they pass on, victims of silent things,
And what they love remains indifferent
And stretches in the sun and yawns, or licks the rings
That sheathe its claws, or sleeps and is content,
Not knowing who she was, or what she meant.
"Cats" by Francis Scarfe
Of white-capped waves that gaily dance
Towards the cliff's indifferent breast;
of sunbeams that so brightly glance,
of winds that lull the trees to rest,
of joy that from good laughter springs—
I would sing songs of simple things.
"Simple Joys" by Wilhelmina Stitch

In news:

Pop indifferent to new flopping initiative.
CJ was 'tentative' and ' indifferent '.
Jesus wasn't indifferent about gays.
Relationships with neighbours polite but indifferent , survey finds (with video).
After ' indifferent ' second season, Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh hasn't identified specific area he wants to improve.
But the general numbers were weighted by some gender-based indifference .
Lindsay Lohan 'SNL' performance: good, bad, indifferent , whatever.
6 in 10 indifferent about Occupy movement.
UBB report confirms repressive Massey culture as indifferent to safety.
Indifferent EMTs Won't Be Around to Not Save You for a While.
But the real cause of Birmingham's second-class status is a history of indifferent management.
Nobel Peace laureate Elie Wiesel, in an intergenerational dialogue with seven current and former participants in The Jewish Week's Write On For Israel program Monday evening, encouraged young people to fight indifference.
The most surprising thing about the first half-year of Barack Obama's presidency, at least in the realm of foreign policy, has been its indifference to the issues of human rights and democracy.
The cast is mostly indifferent, although their one-note singing is a great deal worse than that.
The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy.
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In science:

In particular when the indifferent fixed point persists under perturbations.
A.C.I.M for Random Intermittent Maps : Existence, Uniqueness and Stochastic Stability
Generalizing the old principle of indifference of Laplace, it briefly states that among all possible probability distributions compatible with our prior information, the best choice is the one which maximizes the Shannon entropy.
Matrix Product States, Random Matrix Theory and the Principle of Maximum Entropy
This issue needs to be professionally addressed. Thirty five percent of the PWDs feel that they are either treated as ‘indifferent’ or ‘abused’. Family support and friends’ support were considered as means of overcoming suicidal tendencies.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
In Section 7, we define absolute-indifference of players and show that our convex loss minimization approach produces games in which all players are non-absolutely-indifferent.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
We define absolute indifference of players and show that our convex loss minimization approach produces games in which all players are nonabsolutely-indifferent.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
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