impassively impassively  /ɪm ˈpæ sɪv li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in an impassive manner

Usage(s):

  1. His assassin, a lean, pale, 26-year-old Egyptian lawyer named Mahmud Issawi, submitted impassively to arrest.
  2. In one scene, the couple's three children huddle together on a bed and listen impassively to the screams and blows coming from the other room.
  3. Huge brown spiders clinging to the walls watched the human intruders impassively.

News

  • Dolphins seek turnover turnaround in 2013

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- A goal-line interception at Miami Dolphins practice Monday prompted shouts of delight on defense and a collective sag of the shoulders on offense. There was no expression of either celebration or frustration by coach Joe Philbin, who instead impassively looked at his shoes.
    on August 13, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "We're on the computer, but we're thinking," Shortz said. "You're not thinking impassively anymore, like when you're watching TV. You're thinking."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Will Shortz Source: Seattle Times

  2. "The presence of Russia's policemen in the province depends on what will happen in future. If the International Presence starts violating, in essence, Resolution 1244, we won't be gazing at it impassively. A lot will depend on the opinion of...
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Vladimir Titov Source: Kommersant

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