Sentence Examples


  • He took in her features with passive curiosity.
  • 4) remains passive and takes no food.
  • On the Internet are far fewer passive observers.
  • If the attack of a parasite is met by the formation of some substance in the protoplasm which is chemo- tactically repulsive to the invader, it may be totally incapable of penetrating the cell, even though equipped with a whole armoury of cytases, diastatic and other enzymes, and poisons which would easily overcome the more passive resistances offered by mere cell-walls and cell-contents of other plants, the protoplasm of which forms bodies chemotactically attractive to the Fungus.
  • And the passive resistance of those who refused to conform at length gave rise to active opposition.