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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.

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. Alan Hemmings:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

    He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it.

  4. Charles R. Swindoll:

    People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters they will not allow life's circumstances to push them down and hold them under.

  5. Mario Savio:

    Theres a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious - makes you so sick at heart that you cant take part, you cant even passively take part. And you got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus and youve got to make it stop. And youve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it that unless youre free, the machine will be prevented from working at all.

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