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Definition of "passively" []

  • In a passive manner; without conscious or self-directed action. (adverb)
  • In an acquiescent manner; resignedly or submissively. (adverb)
  • In the passive voice; having a passive construction. (adverb)

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Use "passively" in a sentence
  • "This is excluding the damage tobacco causes to the environment and the unborn babies whose mothers are active smokers or the innocent mothers who inhale the poison passively from the cigarettes smoke exhaled by their husbands, without knowing its ill effects on their baby."
  • "On the other hand, the married woman, having once yielded all, tends to remain passively in the man's companionship."
  • "That, however, doesn't mean that attacks on any other group should be accepted passively, which is something that many of us in the U.S. have done way too often and for way too long when it comes to anti-immigrant rhetoric, for example."