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He is a very passive worker who doesn't really offer any new ideasHe had a passive expression on his face, but I knew that he was extremely excited.

He is a very passive worker who doesn't really offer any new ideas.

The officer looked on passively as the soldiers raped the women of the village.

Was it fear of the government that made so many Germans sit by passively while the Nazis murdered the Jews?

So many children's games these days seem to be passive activities where they do nothing actually physical.

The little girl became passive and withdrawn after being abused by her uncle.

The mother, although she didn't hit her child, sat by passively as the father beat him.

Claude Bernard once said that observation is a passive science, and experimentation an active science.

Martin Luther King once said that he who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Max Weber conceived of democracy as entailing the formation of a political elite in competition for the votes of a largely passive electorate.

In our present school system, students have limited freedom and are taught to be passive, and are in fact rewarded for exhibiting discipline, and subordinacy.

The accused murderer listened passively to the testimony of the witness as she described the attack on her friend.

Craig Kielburger has suggested that all the suffering and violence in the media have conditioned us to become passive bystanders.

Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of passive resistance was born when he was thrown off a train in South Africa.

Her passivity in the face of the abuse by her husband is probably due to the fact that she was abused by her father as well.

When studying for a test, it is important to review actively, not passively.

Find someone who has a passive character.

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