Definition of Passively

1. Adverb. In a passive manner. "He listened passively"

Antonyms: Actively
Partainyms: Passive

Definition of Passively

1. adv. In a passive manner; inertly; unresistingly.

Definition of Passively

1. Adverb. In a passive manner; without conscious or self-directed action. ¹

2. Adverb. In an acquiescent manner; resignedly or submissively. ¹

3. Adverb. (grammar) In the passive voice; having a passive construction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Passively

1. [adv]

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Literary usage of Passively

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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1917)
"wherein .a recovery back has been allowed if both wrongdoers were only passively negligent, or where both wrongdoers were actively and affirmatively ..."

2. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"... and passively I acquiesced in the apparent confession spread through all the appearances—that in reality I had no palliation to produce. ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1825)
"... of the fate Of the Byzantine monarchy is passively connected with the most splendid and important revolutions which have changed the state of the world. ..."

4. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"... and according to Klausner, 1910, also to potassium iodid. Cole, 1911, however, failed to confirm this; nor could he transfer passively a ..."

5. Travels of Four Years and a Half in the United States of America: During by John Davis (1909)
"... is a bird called the loggerhead that will not bear passively its taunts. His cry resembles Clink, clink, clank; which, should the mocking-bird presume ..."

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