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Princeton's WordNet

  1. passivelyadverb

    in a passive manner

    "he listened passively"


  1. passivelyadverb

    In a passive manner; without conscious or self-directed action.

  2. passivelyadverb

    In an acquiescent manner; resignedly or submissively.

  3. passivelyadverb

    In the passive voice; having a passive construction.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Passivelyadverb

    With a passive nature.

    Etymology: from passive.

    Though some are passively inclin’d,
    The greater part degenerate from their kind. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Passivelyadverb

    in a passive manner; inertly; unresistingly

  2. Passivelyadverb

    as a passive verb; in the passive voice

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of passively in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of passively in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of passively in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Bob Fornaro:

    The pricing environment remains very competitive, but we aren't just sitting passively by, we have upgraded our pricing systems, made modest revisions to our schedules, and adjusted our approach to inventory management.

  2. Ruben Papian:

    Is there someone who passively watches his children growing up? We constantly and maximally invest ourselves into our children to realize our vision of happiness. But not for us - for those children. It’s not enough that we molest ourselves, so we have to molest the children as well…

  3. Brigitte Crumple:

    People used to be content with passively watching or seeing, but these days they realize how fulfilling it is to actually participate, and they are hungry for more direct and visceral ways to remember their journeys.

  4. Kelley Paul:

    There is nothing more stressful than sitting home and watching things unfold in Washington or the media about someone you love and you feel sort of out of control or out of the realm of it, i didn't like that feeling of just sort of passively watching so I did start giving some more speeches and traveling with him. When you're out there you realize how quickly things are moving and how you can impact them so I did.

  5. Alan Hemmings:

    We should not passively watch Antarctica being turned into a theme park.

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