Tis useless to talk to an Indian with the death-fit on him, lad,” interrupted Natty, who seized the strips of the blanket, and with wonderful dexterity strapped the passive
chieftain to his own back; when he turned, and with a strength that seemed to bid defiance, not only to his years, but to his load, he led the way to the point whence he had issued.
Princess Mary spoke of her childhood, of her mother, her father, and her daydreams; and Natasha, who with a passive
lack of understanding had formerly turned away from that life of devotion, submission, and the poetry of Christian self-sacrifice, now feeling herself bound to Princess Mary by affection, learned to love her past too and to understand a side of life previously incomprehensible to her.
Nevertheless, while Sir James said to himself that he had completely resigned her, since with the perversity of a Desdemona she had not affected a proposed match that was clearly suitable and according to nature; he could not yet be quite passive
under the idea of her engagement to Mr.
I liked walking better, but a sense of reluctance to obtrude my presence on anyone who did not desire it, always kept me passive
on these and similar occasions; and I never inquired into the causes of their varying whims.
Sing was armed with a heavy revolver but he dared not attempt to use it for fear that he might wound either Bulan or the girl, and so he was forced to remain but a passive
spectator of what ensued.
In the present affair I am only a passive
The engineer of a passive
tugboat hung lazily to a railing and watched.
What I suffered under the forced necessity for remaining passive
at that crisis in my life no words of mine can tell.
Her head lay on his bosom, passive
, like the head of a corpse.
She would be passive
(and that does not mean inanimate) in the circumstances, where the mere fact of being a woman was enough to give her an occult and supreme significance.
When he looked back, therefore, and saw his friend stretched out on the ground, and found himself at the same time so roughly handled by one who had formerly been only passive
in all conflicts between them (a circumstance which highly aggravated the whole), his patience at length gave way; he threw himself into a posture of offence; and collecting all his force, attacked Jones in the front with as much impetuosity as he had formerly attacked him in the rear.
The second is passive
, defensive,--to it belongs the "struggle for existence.